CoinMarketCap hack reportedly leaks 3.1 million user email addresses

CoinMarketCap is a price-tracking website that tracks cryptocurrencies. A hacker reportedly leaked 3.1million user email addresses.

After the hacker’s email addresses were discovered to have been traded and sold online via various hacking forums, this information was made public by Have I Been pwned, an online portal dedicated to monitoring hacks and compromising online accounts.

CoinMarketCap, a subsidiary to Binance cryptocurrency exchange confirmed that the leaked accounts corresponded with its userbase.

“CoinMarketCap was made aware by batches of data that have been posted online purporting be user accounts lists. Although the data we have seen is only email addresses, it has been shown to be correlated with our subscriber base.”

The company confirmed the Oct. 12 leak of 3,117,548 user email addresses. However, it assured that hackers didn’t gain access to any account passwords. CoinMarketCap spokesperson stated that they have not discovered any evidence of data leakage from their servers.

CoinMarketCap has yet to confirm the hack’s cause.

CoinMarkatCap didn’t immediately respond to Cointelegraph’s request for comment.

Related: Hackers exploit MFA flaw in Coinbase to steal from 6,000 Coinbase users — Report

A Coinbase hack recently compromised 6,000 user accounts.

The attackers exploited the multi-factor authentication (MFA), which means that hackers had access the email addresses of the users. Coinbase claims that the attackers discovered a flaw in the account recovery process.

“In this instance, customers who use SMS text for two-factor verification took advantage of a flaw with Coinbase’s SMS Recovery process to gain access to their account.

Coinbase has yet to reveal the exact value of the stolen assets, but thousands of account holders filed formal complaints against the company.

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