- An anonymous hacker has claimed to possess private information of Binance users, including email addresses and transaction histories.
- Binance, in response, has reassured its users that it is taking the claims seriously and is conducting a thorough investigation.
- Despite Binance’s swift response, the incident has sparked panic among its users. As the investigation continues, users are advised to follow several security precautions.
In a shocking revelation, an anonymous hacker has claimed to possess private information of users from Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges. The news has sent waves of panic through the crypto community, raising concerns about the security of their assets and personal data.
The hacker, whose identity remains unknown, allegedly gained access to sensitive user data, including email addresses, transaction histories, and possibly even more personal information. The exact extent of the data breach is still unclear, but the hacker’s bold claims have already caused widespread alarm among Binance users.
In a blog post update on February 4th, Hudson Rock, a provider of cybercrime solutions, disclosed that a hacker is reportedly offering access to a law enforcement request system account on BreachForums. The access is being sold for a price of $5,000, or alternatively, $300 per individual emergency data request (EDR).
Binance, known for its robust security measures, has been quick to respond to the situation. In a statement released shortly after the news broke, the exchange reassured its users that it takes such threats very seriously and is thoroughly investigating the matter.
Binance’s Commitment to User Data Protection
Binance also emphasized its commitment to protecting user data and maintaining the trust of its users.
“We are aware of the claims made by an individual regarding unauthorized access to Binance user data,” the statement read. “We want to assure our users that we are taking this matter very seriously and are conducting a thorough investigation. Protecting our users’ privacy and data is our utmost priority.”
The exchange has denied allegations of a security breach after a hacker claimed to have access to sensitive internal information, including passwords and code, on GitHub. The exchange said that the information was outdated and posed minimal risk to its users and platform.
Our security team has assessed this – as they do all potential threats – and have confirmed there is no such leak from Binance systems. User accounts remains safe.
Accounts are secured through many defenses, including MFA, biometrics, authenticators, etc.
As always, we…
— Binance Customer Support (@BinanceHelpDesk) February 4, 2024
Despite Binance’s swift response, the incident has sparked panic among its users, many of whom are now questioning the security of their assets and personal information. The crypto community is no stranger to security breaches, with several high-profile hacks occurring over the years. However, the scale of this alleged breach, combined with the hacker’s audacious claims, has heightened fears.
As the investigation continues, Binance users are advised to change their passwords, enable two-factor authentication, and be vigilant for any suspicious activity in their accounts. The exchange has also promised to keep its users updated as more information becomes available.