BtcTurk, a leading Turkish cryptocurrency exchange, admits a major leakage of more than 500,000 client data back in 2018.
May 18, 2021, | AtoZ Markets – One of the largest Turkish crypto exchanges BtcTurk confirmed the leak of over 500 thousand client data. The management of the exchange made this announcement on the official website.
The exchange, which sponsors football player Cengiz Ünder, confirmed the leak after unknown persons put the BtcTurk database for sale on one of the RaidForums forums.
It is reported that the attackers obtained information on 516 954 users registered on the exchange before July 2018. At the same time, BtcTurk stressed that users' funds remain safe.
According to BtcTurk executives, the sales database featured:
- First name, last name, user identification number.
- Address information.
- Date of Birth.
- Telephone number.
- Date of last login before July 2018.
- Last login IP address before July 2018.
- Encrypted passwords.
At the same time, the exchange claims that the passport data required for passing KYC was not stolen.
Leaked BtcTurk client data stolen from uPlexa, Indodax, and Crypxie
As AtoZ Markets found out, for the first time the BtcTurk database was put up for sale on May 11. The person who posted the ad said that he also has files from crypto exchanges such as uPlexa, Indodax, and Crypxie.
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It is noteworthy that after the announcement of BtcTurk, the database was removed from sale. It may have been bought by the BtcTurk management, but there is no exact information on this.
It is worth noting that the incident took place a couple of weeks after the Turkish authorities tightened control over crypto companies. Now, according to a presidential decree, cryptocurrency companies are subject to anti-money laundering and terrorist financing regulations.
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