Email addresses of 3.1 million CoinMarketCap users were leaked last week, according to Have I Been Pwned. The leak on the famous Bitcoin platform occurred last Tuesday and affected email addresses, but not passwords. Cryptocoin. com, we have compiled the details for you, let’s examine the subject together…
3.1 million user information stolen from the giant Bitcoin platform CoinMarketCap!
Have I Been Pwned says the website’s database was breached on October 12, 2021. In the security breach, exactly 3,117,548 e-mail addresses were stolen, excluding passwords. CoinMarketCap reportedly admitted that “lists of online data have emerged that allegedly are lists of user accounts” and that it has “found a correlation with its subscriber base.”
However, it is not yet known how the data was leaked. CoinMarketCap added that it will provide future updates, saying, “We did not find any evidence of data leakage on our own servers.” The fact that the leaked data does not contain a password, combined with the fact that CoinMarketCap does not act as an exchange, means that the attack is unlikely to cause large-scale theft.
Data leaks problems have happened before in the market!
Although there are no immediate risks, this leak still harms user privacy. It could also provide attackers with resources to carry out more attacks, especially given that CoinMarketCap has accepted phishing campaigns in the past.
Many other crypto companies, including Celsius, Ledger, and BitMEX, have experienced similar leaks regarding email addresses and user information. Each of these leaks has occurred in the past two years. Binance, the crypto exchange that owns CoinMarketCap, was the target of an unrelated attack in 2019. This attack resulted in the theft of 2% of the company’s Bitcoin assets.