Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

ELEVENEWS

Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency Exchange Poloniex Quietly Informs Users of Data Breach

Digital currency exchange Poloniex is forcing users to change their passwords after a leaked list of login information began circulating on the internet.

Poloniex’s management confirms it sent an email to customers notifying them that a list of leaked emails and passwords could be used by malicious actors to gain access to their trading accounts. The crypto exchange says it is requiring affected users to modify their passwords.

Poloniex’s email message reads,

“While almost all of the [leaked] email addresses listed do not belong to Poloniex accounts, we are forcing a password reset on any email addresses that do have an account with us, including yours.”

A Poloniex customer thought that the email notice was some type of phishing scam and began warning people on Twitter. However, the exchange’s management clarified that it was a real email, and that affected users must change their passwords in order to maintain the security of their accounts.

According to Poloniex support,

“Yes, someone leaked a list of email addresses and passwords on Twitter. If your account was on the list, you would have been the first to know, well before any media publication. We promptly sent emails out to all affected users, requiring them to change their password.”

Currently, it’s unclear exactly how the email addresses and passwords were compromised, and just how many of them actually belong to Poloniex customers.

News Source

Advertisement

You May Also Like

Libra

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse is adamant that Facebook’s unveiling of its Libra cryptocurrency will lead to big business for his banking software and cryptocurrency...

Ripple

When thinking about investing in Ripple (XRP), the digital coin that runs on the Ripple’s payment blockchain system, traders ought to consider what function Ripple might play...

Criptodivisas

(PRLEAP.COM) Superior Coin, a global Cryptocurrency company (www.superior-coin.com), announced today the unique use of it’s blockchain technology in regards to privacy, and security. With...

Ripple

Many of the investors are looking for cryptocurrencies which can actually rise significantly in 2018. Most of the investors are looking at the lesser...

Copyright © 2020 Elevenews