The Cryptocurrency Platform Atlas Quantum suffered a security breach, information belonging to more than 260,000 users was stolen by hackers.
Hackers stole information related to over 260,000 users of the Cryptocurrency Platform Atlas Quantum. Exposed data includes customer names, phone numbers, and email addresses, as well as customer account balances.
The platform allows users to trade the cryptocurrency in their accounts on multiple platforms in a way to maximize the profits thanks to its automated arbitrage system.
Atlas over 240,000 users and manages over $30 million in assets.
The company disclosed the security breach with a post on Facebook, it discovered the incident on Sunday evening. Atlas claims that hackers did not steal users’ funds, they only compromised the platform DB.
“We would like to point out that this is not a steal of bitcoins in custody or violation of our accounts in the exchanges. However, our customer base was exposed,” said Chief Executive Officer Rodrigo Marques in the Facebook post. “At the time of the incident, we took immediate steps to protect the database and passwords and private keys remain encrypted.”
The company said it has immediately adopted the necessary measures to protect the archive.
“At the time of the incident, we took immediate steps to protect the database and passwords and private keys remain encrypted,” states Atlas.
The company immediately launched an investigation that is still ongoing and temporarily disabled some feature
“Some features of the platform have been temporarily disabled, as a precaution, since we need to ensure security. We will notify you when they are reactivated,” Atlas added.
The popular cybersecurity expert Troy Hunt that operates the HaveIBeenPwned, announced to have already added to its data breach notification service 24% of 261k records.
Users of the Cryptocurrency Platform Atlas Quantum can check whether their accounts and passwords have appeared compromised through the HaveIBeenPwned service.
The incident demonstrates that cryptocurrency marketplaces are becoming privileged targets for hackers.
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines.
Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.