Binance to Undergo False "KYC Leak" Info Attack

According to the representatives of the exchange, data spread on the web has no relation to real users of the trading desk
07 August 2019   576

Information spread in the network that  the Binance bitcoin exchange was allegedly hacked and “thousands of Binance users KYC data”  is in one of the Telegram messenger groups.

Zhao posted a tweet in which he noted that "the news is old, just a different interpretation."

Additionally, a video explanation was provided.

And then, an official statement was released.

We would like to inform you that an unidentified individual has threatened and harassed us, demanding 300 BTC in exchange for withholding 10,000 photos that bear similarity to Binance KYC data. We are still investigating this case for legitimacy and relevancy. After refusing to cooperate and continuing with this extortion, this individual has begun distributing the data to the public and to media outlets.

First and foremost, there are inconsistencies when comparing this data to the data in our system. At the present time, no evidence has been supplied that indicates any KYC images have been obtained from Binance, as these images do not contain the digital watermark imprinted by our system. With that said, our security team is hard at work pursuing all possible leads in an attempt to identify the source of these images.

Binance Team

Binance also added that the security service of the exchange is diligently trying to determine the source of the images. For any information that helps to identify this person, the exchange is ready to offer a reward of up to 25 BTC.

Bittrex to Go For Maintenance After 1/3 Funds Moved

Users suspects hack, but exchange says "funds are safe"
05 December 2019   75

The Bittrex cryptocurrency exchange has announced scheduled maintenance today, December 5, from 22:00 to 23:00 (GMT). On the eve, a third of its assets were transferred to an unknown wallet.

During maintenance, users will not be able to log into the system or use the APIs. Trading will be suspended.

On December the 4th, populat Twitter account posted that "43,564 #BTC (313,074,134 USD) transferred from Bittrex to unknown wallet." Users suspected that the exchange was hacked, but the exchange . 

Closures for scheduled maintenance only heightened suspicion. However, the Bittrex team assures that "that claim is false."