BitMEX leaks data breach

Posted 01 November, 2019

BitMEX, the largest exchange of Bitcoin derivatives, has leaked user data. Some BitMEX exchange customers received an email that contained the email addresses of other users of the trading platform. The company reported a data leak, but now it is not known how large it is.

"Our team have acted immediately to contain the issue and we are taking steps to understand the extent of the impact. Rest assured that we are doing everything we can to identify the root cause of the fault and we will be in touch with any users affected by the issue." - stated on the official website of the exchange.

Many Twitter users published screens with the received emails, while large industry players like Binance urged users to change email addresses if they use them to access accounts on several trading platforms.

"Use a unique email address and unique password for each exchange. Use a password manager to remember the strong passwords for you." - Changpeng Zhao, CEO of Binance, added.

It can be assumed that BitMEX employees forgot to put the recipients of the e-mail newsletter in a “blind copy” of the letter, which is why the privacy of users was compromised. Note that at the beginning of the month, the trading volume of BTC futures on BitMEX set an anti-record. The daily trading volume of BitMEX exchange Bitcoin futures amounted to $948 million. This is the lowest value in recent months.

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