Attackers demand a ransom claiming to have hacked the KYC (Know Your Customer) data of thousands of Binance customers.
The attackers demand a ransom threatening the
Earlier in August, details of some individuals (i.e.
The exchange recently confirmed that some of the leaked photos match actual accounts, but others were manipulated with Photoshop by attackers.
“The latest evidence of this investigation indicates that some of the leaked images overlap with images that were processed by a third-party vendor, which Binance contracted a few times between early December 2017 and late February 2018.” reads the update published by the company.
“During our review of the leaked images, there were multiple
The company pointed out that images processed through Binance for KYC purposes are embedded with a concealed digital watermark that was not present in all the leaked images.
The company is still investigating the incident, meantime, it is notifying the potential victims, providing them “guidance on privacy protection and restitution,” and recommending that affected users should apply for new identification documents in their respective region.
“We encourage users to contact us with questions and about restitution by submitting a request on the Binance Customer Support Center under “Security Issue.” Please make sure to verify you are being contacted via official Binance email communication.” concludes the statement.
“Protecting our users and keeping our systems secure is our utmost priority. We will continue to improve our systems and processes in our service to the community in a fast-changing industry.”
The exchange is also offering a reward of 25