Self-Proclaimed Binance Hacker Warns: New Wave of Data Leaks Is Coming
William Suberg's original article for cointelegraph.com reduced by 72%
The hacker behind private user data allegedly stolen from cryptocurrency exchange Binance is preparing to release further material. In a series of tweets on Aug. 16, the Twitter account known as Bnatov Platon published an outline of Binance Know-Your-Customer records allegedly in his or her possession.
While no timeframe was given for the potential release, the hacker included records of Telegram chats, including with a user described as a member of Binance's customer service team. Another appeared to show an attempt to trick the hacker into visiting a dangerous website address, under the guise of the address containing fresh KYC data. As Cointelegraph reported at the time, Binance denied any compromise to its user data, arguing the entity behind the alleged theft was a fraud.
The exchange also noted that the images all appear to be dated from February of 2018 when Binance had contracted a third-party KYC service provider to handle the high volume of requests at that time. Cointelegraph has reached out to Binance for comment, but did not receive a response as of press time Friday.
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