Hackers Stole Data of 3.1 million CoinMarketCap’s Users
The hackers stole 3.1 million email addresses of users of the popular cryptocurrency price tracking website CoinMarketCap for sale.
According to Have I Been Pwned, the CoinMarketCap website has been the victim of a data hack. The fact of hacking the site was revealed only after the addresses of users were found for sale on the network on various hacker forums.
CoinMarketCap, a subsidiary of cryptocurrency exchange Binance, has confirmed that the list of user accounts that have been listed for sale online matches its user base.
The company also assured that the hackers did not gain access to any of the account passwords, since CoinMarketCap specialists did not find evidence of data leakage from the company’s own servers that store this information.
However, CoinMarketCap still hasn’t established the exact reason for the hack, $35 and the email addresses were likely sourced from a different platform.
Previously, hackers broke into the Vee Finance protocol based on the Avalanche Blockchain and stole $35 million. Before announcing this, Vee Finance halted all its transactions on September 20, 2021. The team suspected questionable activity on the network and was forced to stop providing services to users.
As it turned out, hackers stole 214 BTC and 8804 ETH, which is more than a million according to the company’s estimates. According to a post from Vee Finance, the hackers targeted a specific wallet via the protocol’s trade contract address.