Recently, BitMEX users discovered that they could openly view the email addresses of other users after they received an official email related to an update. BitMEX sent the email to everyone and mistakenly listed all the email addresses in carbon copy (CC) rather than in blind carbon copy (BCC), which allowed all of the addresses to be seen.
The incident raised privacy concerns, with some observers arguing that a simple apology will not be enough.
Nevertheless, so far, BitMEX presented its apologies, admitting in an official statement that it was aware of the situation and is investigating the issue. The exchange said:
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. Read More...