Crypto exchange Poloniex forces users to change passwords after data leak
Crypto exchange Poloniex sent emails to users demanding to change their account password due to personal information leak.
In the letter, the exchange announced that it had reset its current passwords due to the publication of a list of email addresses and passwords on Twitter by attackers..
Company representatives say that only a small fraction of them can potentially be used to log into existing accounts. However, to avoid risk, passwords have been canceled for all accounts linked to email..
After receiving such a message, some users thought that they had sent it. scammers and reached out to the community on social media. This left Poloniex support in an awkward position as they had to prove the authenticity of their mailing..
The exchange has not yet clarified the extent and reasons for the data leak.
Publication personal information on social media is a common tool for hackers because not only threatens security funds, but also opens access to unlimited number of accounts people. Another recent example is base hacking GateHub wallet that compromised the security of 1.4 million users.
text: Ivan Malichenko, photo: 404store