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BitMex Unaffected by Email Leak

BitMex Unaffected by Email Leak

Crypto derivatives exchange BitMEX hasn’t seen a major increase in withdrawals following the email leak it experienced last week. With 30,000 emails potentially compromised, the exchange prevented users from emptying their BitMEX balances by temporarily disabling Bitcoin withdrawals during the weekend..

BitMEX sent out thousands of its users’ email addresses along with a weekly newsletter after inadvertently CC’ing recipients instead of BCC’ing them.

“We are aware that some of our users have received a general user update email earlier today, which contained the email addresses of other users,” BitMEX said in a statement posted to its blog, adding an apology for the leak.

“Our team have acted immediately to contain the issue and we are taking steps to understand the extent of the impact. Rest assured that we are doing everything we can to identify the root cause of the fault and we will be in touch with any users affected by the issue.”

According to the charts, BitMEX had a balance of 197,009 BTC on Oct. 31. After news about the leaked emails broke on Nov. 1, a massive increase in withdrawals was expected.

The data, however, told a different story. On Nov. 3, BitMEX had a balance of 194,474 BTC, which means that just over 2500 BTC were withdrawn from the platform.

BitMEX has requested its users add BitMEX’s support email to their contact lists to decrease phishing emails along with adding 2-factor authentication.

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Meanwhile, Malta-based bitcoin exchange Binance, the world’s largest bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange by volume, warned its users to change their Binance-registered email accounts following BitMEX’s blunder.

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