On August 7, the market started discussing rumours about the leak of user data from a large crypto exchange Binance. Dovey Wan, Managing Director of Danhua Capital, related the reports to the hacking of the site, which happened in January. Company head Changpeng Zhao confirmed that was an old information that scammers had decided to use.
''Don’t fall into the «KYC leak» FUD. We are investigating, will update shortly.'' - he tweeted.
According to some assumptions, rumours were spread by criminals in groups in Telegram, in order to collect user data for new attacks. Vaughn noted that several of her friends, who are members of the Binance Telegram group, began to receive systematic calls from people allegedly representing the trading floor.
''But my understanding is Binance will never call you ...'' - wrote Wan.
Information about a possible leak of data from users of large trading floors, including Binance and Poloniex, appeared in the network in January 2019. Later it became known that it was a phishing attack that occurred at the end of 2018 and did not affect the exchange’s own resources.