Cryptocurrency Investment Platform Atlas Hacked, Spilling 264,000 Users Data

Cryptocurrency Investment Platform Atlas Hacked, Spilling 264,000 Users Data

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August 28, 2018 by Sandra Onyeiwu
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Brazilian crypto exchange Atlas on Sunday announced a data breach that exposed the personal details of roughly 261,000 customers. Users’ email addresses, their crypto account balances, and phone numbers have all been leaked, however, Atlas’ operators said that users’ funds were not stolen. Atlas Quantum is an investment and trading platform that allows users to
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Brazilian crypto exchange Atlas on Sunday announced a data breach that exposed the personal details of roughly 261,000 customers.

Users’ email addresses, their crypto account balances, and phone numbers have all been leaked, however, Atlas’ operators said that users’ funds were not stolen.

Atlas Quantum is an investment and trading platform that allows users to add bitcoin to their accounts and then to use it for buying and selling on various cryptocurrency trading venues.

There are 14,500 records of leaked data that detail users’ balances on the platform, their email addresses, names, and phone numbers. The leaked data shows there are 5,813 BTC (about $39 million) deposited on the platform.

In a Facebook post, Atlas said that they are now working with proper authorities to investigate the security breach stating;

“We became aware early on Saturday night that a security incident involving the leakage of data from our customers occurred. We are conducting an investigation with our information security advisor to understand the incident in more detail and we will cooperate with the appropriate authorities.”

Responding immediately to the hack, Atlas noted it took the necessary measures to make sure their users’ private keys and digital assets remained safe. At press time, Atlas’ technical team is reportedly monitoring the leaked accounts, while also working on implementing additional security measures to protect its users against theft or fraud.

 

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