It’s definitely one of those strange days for thousands of crypt investors who use Brazil’s crypto platform, Atlas. The investment platform was today hacked and big data compromised. According to the company, investors’ funds were not compromised, but even then more than 264,000 users go their data compromised.
Although the company claims users’ funds are safe, the personal information of over 264,000 of its customers has been leaked.
The security breach was first reported by the Investimentos Digitais (Digital Investments) YouTube channel. In total, there are 14,500 records of leaked data that detail users’ balances on the platform, their email addresses, names, and phone numbers. The leaked data shows there are 5,813 BTC (about $39 million) deposited on the platform.
The report shows that data breached belong to both small and big investors, like Racelo Lopes, CEO of Stratum coin BR.
The local crypto news outlet claims to have investigated the hacking incident by contacting one of the company’s users who had reportedly deposited 21 BTC on the digital currency platform. Per the Brazilian news agency, the leaked list of Atlas’ customers, which was verified by the user, does reveal how much cryptocurrency each user has.
Notably, the list shows that Atlas itself owns 792 BTC, while the user holding the most bitcoins on the compromised platform has 205 BTC in their account. Other users on the list include Rocelo Lopes, who’s the owner CoinBr.net – the largest bitcoin, ether, and dash miner in Latin America.
If anything, the hackers not only managed to get the names and emails of the users on this platform, but also were able to know what each user had in crypto value. And this is worrying.
“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. At the time of the incident, we took immediate steps to protect the database and passwords and private keys remain encrypted,” the company’s translated post reads.
The company has also disabled some features on the platform, and they claim this will make it easier for them to investigate the incident further.
As at now, all that investors know is the promise Atlas has made: to conduct thorough investigation into the security breach of their cryptocurrency investment system.