A hacker under the pseudonym Bnatov Platon claims that he was able to investigate intruders who blew up Binance's Bitcoin exchange in May. According to him, Plato also identified. 60,000 files with KYC Binance user data. CoinDesk, to whom Plato provided some evidence.
So, the publication received 636 files with KYC data and managed to confirm the authenticity of two documents (date - February 24, 2018). At the same time, another document was partially modified for unknown reasons, but also contained some relevant data.
Platon emphasized that he was able to hack an insider who established general access to software (using the API) and helped to get 7000 BTC in May, and thus gain access to users' personal data.
Note that Platon himself considers himself a white hacker. He required a reward from Binance for providing information about intruders (names, phone numbers, photos, server data, correspondence). As a result, they told him that they would not respond to extortion.
When I require money, I can just hack out one exchange account balance (hacker’s). I could retrieve more than 600 or 700 coins easily by hacking hacker’s wallet.
Platon claims to have tracked the hackers to the wallet from the Blockchain.com provider, then, according to him, they laundered at least 2,000 BTC through Bitmex, Yobit, KuCoin and Huobi sites.
Now he intends to publish personal data in the public domain.
My decision for negotiation with Binance was wrong. They are not the right people… so I will just publish all data to its customers. Current interest of mine is those hackers and insider in your company [Binance]. Would love to see their reaction when the news is published.
Binance haven't reported yet on the Coindesk's article, but Zhao retweeted a tweet with Coindesk criticism.
Disappointed with Coindesk. Misreports many "details"; Takes word verbatim from a fake "altruistic white hat" hacker, who hides behind an avatar, and demands 300BTC upfront, claims he can hack the hackers (but doesn't), and turns that into "news". Bad reporters make FUD Desk.
— truthseeker (@truthurtm) August 8, 2019
Binance claimed that there's no evidence has been submitted that any photos with KYC data were obtained from them.
For the information about the Platon exchange offers 25 BTC.
In May Binance was subjected to a hacker attack, during which attackers brought out 7000 BTC. The losses were covered from the funds created in the middle of last year by the #SAFU fund.