Crypto Exchange Binance Issues Warning About Passwords Following BitMEX Leak

BitMEX, the world’s largest Bitcoin and crypto derivatives exchange, has released a statement regarding a security breach with email addresses that are linked to their users’ accounts.

Specifically, instead of blind-copying customers on an announcement, BitMEX issued an email to customers that revealed the addresses of the recipients.

BitMEX email leak

According to the announcement, BitMEX apologizes for the error.

“We are aware that some of our users have received a general user update email earlier today, which contained the email addresses of other users.

Our team have acted immediately to contain the issue and we are taking steps to understand the extent of the impact. Rest assured that we are doing everything we can to identify the root cause of the fault and we will be in touch with any users affected by the issue.”

Binance, the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange, is warning users to change their password immediately if they also have a BitMEX account that uses the same password.

Reports on social media also confirm that hackers infiltrated BitMEX’s Twitter account, posting tweets that have now been deleted.

BitMEX Twitter account got hacked

The exchange affirms that its users’ funds are safe.

Larry Cermak, head of research at The Block, warns that any user who has had their email address compromised should be on the alert for phishing scams.

There is already a 30k email dump selling on darknet. For any user that was involved in this leak, get ready for constant phishing attempts and emails from competitors. Be careful.”

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