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Coincheck has suspended cryptocurrency deliveries to investigate the recent data breaches

June 3, 2020

Coincheck, one of Japan’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges, suffered a data breach unauthorized access to the domain registration service the platform.

Coincheck is one of the oldest exchanges in the world. They suffered a $ 500 million hack in 2018 that is under consideration the biggest crypto theft in history. The exchange found now another alleged attack Cointelegraph Japan reported on June 2 that customer personal information and emails could be lost.

Deposits and withdrawals work, transfers are suspended

When Tuesday’s incident was announced, Coincheck said the rape “had no effect on wealth from customers “this time. However Coincheck has discontinued its cryptocurrency shipping to investigate the problem, the company said.

Coincheck has suspended cryptocurrency deliveries to investigate the recent data breachesCoincheck has suspended cryptocurrency deliveries to investigate the recent data breaches

Coincheck announced:

“Although there is currently no impact on the assets, we will discontinue the cryptocurrency delivery service given the progress of the domain registrar’s investigation. Services such as depositing / withdrawing Japanese yen and receiving / buying / selling crypto assets can be used as usual. “

Data can include birth dates, phone numbers, and ID photos

According to the announcement, the attack took place between May 31 and June 1. According to reports About 200 customers who had sent all email inquiries were affected During this time. The severity of the violation is obviously significant. The attackers Email addresses may have been stolen from Coincheck customers as well as information such as their full name, date of birth, telephone number, registration address and selfie ID.

Data breaches in companies related to cryptocurrency are becoming more common. On May 24, Cointelegraph reported a serious data breach Crypto wallet databases such as Ledger, Trezor and KeepKey. As a result of the violation, the attackers are said to have sold databases of 80,000 users, with information such as name, address, telephone number and email.

In mid-May 2020, the crypto loan provider BlockFi suffered a similar data breach. Although the attack contained no non-public identifying information, such as bank accounts or passwords, the incident still poses significant risks, such as: SIM swap attacks.