The Bitcoin company is the latest victim of a data breach, and hackers managed to gain access to the full name and email address of the customer. In addition, the attacker sent a withdrawal request from the company’s customer account to an address belonging to the hacker.
Market warns users of phishing attacks
According to the announcement, Keepchange clearly pointed out that the attackers had stolen some customer data, including transaction counts, total transaction amounts and hashed passwords.
Although the company stated that it was “extremely unlikely” that hackers could retrieve the password from the hash table, they advised users to change the password.
However, the Bitcoin (BTC) company clarified one of its control subsystems, thereby preventing hackers from trying to withdraw funds from user accounts affected by the data breach. In the cybersecurity incident, no BTC was stolen.
As part of a series of security measures to be deployed, Keepchange stated that “Login Guard” has been activated. After each login, the user will receive an email with a link, which should be opened to access the account.
In addition, the company issued the following withdrawal announcements:
Withdrawal requests will be disabled by Thursday so that we can complete internal investigations and users have enough time to reset their passwords. Starting on Friday, you can send withdrawal requests as usual. Deposits and transactions are active and proceeding simultaneously. To ensure that similar attacks do not occur, we have done other necessary operations in the past few hours.
Recent large-scale data breaches on crypto exchanges
Keepchange also warned of phishing attacks because the data of these users was damaged, which may affect users. In addition, the company recommends that its customers activate the second factor password (2FA) feature to access the service.
In January 2021, a cryptocurrency exchange in India became the victim of a large-scale data breach. According to reports, hackers stole the sensitive data of approximately 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 records.
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