The Poloniex crypto-exchange decided to notify the winners of the airdrop via Twitter, partially revealing their email addresses. Only an hour later, the site realized that it had put their accounts at risk, and deleted the message.
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— Crypto_Deleted (@deleted_crypto) January 19, 2020
FFS Poloniex just doxxed a user. Don’t use this exchange, it’s run by clowns.
The incident also caught the attention of MyCrypto.com, an open source client tool for creating Ether wallets.
Sec Folks, If your marketing team or any team is excempt from security training or oversight, call out & gtfo. This is crypto. Marketing Folks, YOU ANNOUNCE WINNERS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN TO MAKE THE LOSERS SHUT UP NOT TO NOTIFY THE WINNERS. Poloniex, You died last year bro go home.
Unbound Tech's vice president of products, Oz Mishli, said that one of the risks associated with the leak of an email identifier could make it easier for fraudsters to access victims' accounts.