The Atlas crypto exchange has reportedly been hacked and the email addresses of over 264,000 users have been apparently leaked. The hacker(s) have publicly also shared the phone numbers of the exchange’s users and the amount of cryptocurrency they have deposited on the platform.
The Atlas crypto platform has around 14,500 registered users with a total of 5,813 Bitcoin (BTC) deposited in it, as per a YouTube video posted by Investimentos Digitais on August 25. The stated amount is presently valued at over $39 million as per the CryptoCompare data.
The Atlas exchange management confirmed the news of the hack on Facebook. However, the exchange’s operators also stated that the funds of the users have not been stolen during this security breach.
$39 Million Worth BTC Held On The Platform
A user of the Atlas crypto exchange was contacted by the local crypto news outlet while investigating the hacking incident. This user had reportedly deposited 21 BTC on the exchange platform. The leaked list of the exchange’s customers, which was verified by the user, however, does not reveal how much cryptocurrency each user has.
As per the leaked list, Atlas itself owns 792 BTC, while the user holding the most bitcoins on the exchange has 205 BTC in their account, as per the CryptoGlobe report. Some of the other users on the list include the largest Ether, Bitcoin, and Dash miner in Latin America, Rocelo Lopes. Lopes is the owner of CoinBr.net.
The exchange’s operators stated that they became aware of the breach on the night of August 25. They further added that they are conducting a thorough investigation with their information security advisor to comprehend the breach in detail. They said that they will cooperate with the appropriate authorities.
The Atlas crypto exchange management also confirmed and clarified that the digital currency deposited with them hasn’t been stolen during the breach. The exchange’s managers, however, acknowledged the fact that the private information of their customers has been leaked. The exchange took necessary measures to ensure that their users’ digital assets and private keys remained secure.[The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and/or the official policy of the website. ]