Traders Personal Data to be Sold on the Darkweb

IDs of 1000 users of Bittrex, Poloniex, Bitfinex and Binance costs only $10
21 January 2019   608

A hacker under the pseudonym ExploitDOT is trying to sell data from users of the leading Bitcoin exchanges (Bittrex, Poloniex, Bitfinex and Binance), which they provided as part of the KYC procedure. It is noteworthy that a pack of hundreds of identity cards costs only $ 10, reports CCN.

ExploitDOT places its offers on the Dread darknet-marketplace. Moreover, an independent cybersecurity researcher who wished to remain anonymous, allegedly managed to get the real data of three users of the Binance exchange, pretending to be a buyer.

ExploitDOT even offers documents in bulk: up to $ 1 per 1000 copies, if the buyer places an order from 25 thousand.

Earlier, Cryptopia, a cryptocurrency exchange, has suspended work, informing users of “substantial losses” due to a security breach.

Hacked Zaif Exchange to Resume Operations

It was hacked in September last year,  about $60 million in cryptocurrency was stolen from its platform
22 April 2019   88

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif announced that it will complete the transition from the Tech Bureau to the Fisco Digital Asset Group (FDAG) on April 22 and resume normal operation the next day, Cointelegraph reportes.

In September last year, the exchange underwent a hacker attack when about $ 60 million in cryptocurrency was stolen from its platform, including Bitcoins, Bitcoin Cash and Monacoin. As part of the compensation plan to users, FDAG exchange acquired a large stake in Zaif business and transferred to the Tech Bureau over $ 44.6 million.

According to an earlier announcement of the exchange, 40% of the lost funds will be compensated to users by Fiat, and the remaining 60% - to the cryptocurrency, which will be available for withdrawal on April 23.