BitMEX, the largest exchange of Bitcoin derivatives, has leaked user data. Some users received emails containing the email addresses of other platform clients.
We are aware of an email privacy issue impacting our customers. We have identified the root cause and will be in touch with any users affected by the issue. See our blog for details: https://t.co/FNp2Fdyxdn— BitMEX (@BitMEXdotcom) November 1, 2019
Representatives of the exchange assured that they took "immediate action" to fix the problem. The scale of the leak has not yet been reported.
Some Twitter users have posted screenshots of emails received.
えええ...BITMEXさんこれはいかんでしょ...ほんとに... pic.twitter.com/SxkUDv3kG2— 桜文鳥 (@sakuraricebird) November 1, 2019
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.
Other market players also reacted to the leak. So, the Binance bitcoin exchange encouraged its users to change their email addresses if they are used for accounts on several exchanges. At the same time, Binance did not directly indicate whether this is due to BitMEX problems.
Recall that earlier this year, a massive leak of user data occurred on the YouHodler cryptocurrency landing platform more than 86 million records were leaked to the network.