Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck reported a data leak. The leak concerns email addresses and other personal information of some users, reports The Block.
According to the exchange, the attacker managed to gain access to the domain registration service and “tricked” into capturing the email addresses of clients. Immediately after the incident, the registration information was changed “in order to avoid threats to user assets”.
In total, about 200 users of the trading platform were affected. Their name, postal addresses, dates of birth, e-mail, selfie were in the hands of the attacker.
In 2018, Coincheck suffered one of the largest hacks in the history of cryptocurrencies. More than half a billion dollars in NEM cryptocurrency have been stolen from the platform.
The Japanese brokerage firm Monex Group acquired Coincheck for $ 33.6 million, subsequently making the exchange licensed.