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A Large Japanese Crypto Exchange Hacked

The Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck announced a data leak as a result of a hacker attack — the network received email addresses and other personal information of users, including names, registered addresses, birth dates, phone numbers and selfies that identify users. In total, the hacking affected about 200 customers who contacted by email from May 31 to June 1.

According to the representatives of the exchange, the attackers managed to gain access to the domain registration service and “fraudulently” seize the email addresses of customers. Immediately after that, the domain registration information was changed and there is currently no threat to user assets.

After the hack, Coincheck suspended all transfers, while other services, such as trading, deposits and withdrawals, remained active.

Kaspersky Lab experts found that a large hacker group Lazarus from North Korea began to use a new approach in their next campaign to steal cryptocurrencies. In particular, attackers use the Telegram messenger to steal digital money.

Author: Marko Vidrih

Featured image credit: Unsplash

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