A bitcoin company is the latest victim of a data breach incident, where hackers managed to access customersâ€™ full names and email addresses. Moreover, attackers sent withdrawal requests from the company customersâ€™ accounts to addresses belonging to the hackers.
Marketplace Warns Users of Phishing Attacks
According to the announcement, Keepchange clarified that attackers stole part of their customersâ€™ data, including trade counts, total traded amount, and passwords in the hashed form.
Although the company stated itâ€™s â€œvery unlikelyâ€ the hackers can retrieve the password from the hashed form, they recommend users change passwords.
However, the bitcoin (BTC) company clarified one of their control subsystems thwarted the hackerâ€™s attempts to withdraw money from the userâ€™s accounts affected in the data breach. No BTC was stolen during the cybersecurity incident.
As part of a series of security measures to be deployed, Keepchange says theyâ€™ve activated â€œLogin Guard.â€ After each login, a user will receive an email with a link, which should be opened to access the account.
Also, the company made the following announcement on withdrawals:
Recent Massive Data Breach Incidents in Crypto Exchanges
Keepchange also warned on phishing attacks that could affect their users, as their data is compromised. Additionally, the firm recommends its customers activate the second-factor password (2FA) feature to access services.
In January 2021, an Indian cryptocurrency exchange was the victim of a massive data leak incident. Hackers reportedly stole sensitive data of about 325,000 users from Buyucoin.
The leaked data includes personal information, encrypted passwords, user wallet details, order details, bank details, PAN numbers, passport numbers, and deposit histories.
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