BitMEX traders that had their details leaked as part of a recent privacy breach have started to receive phishing emails. The crypto exchange accidentally disclosed 23,000 of its users’ email addresses earlier this month.
A Reddit user disclosed some details about a phishing effort against them in the wake of the leak. An email apparently from Blockchain.com redirects users to a different website to download malware onto their system.
BitMEX Users: Be Extra Vigilant Regarding Emails from Crypto Companies
The BitMEX email address leak occurred as part of a platform update on November 1. A post to the company’s blog explains in detail how it happened.
BitMEX had wanted to inform all its users of an important change to its price index via email. Thanks to its policy of avoiding sending mass emails, the system had not been used since 2017. Understandably, the exchange has grown substantially in terms of its number of users since then. After hitting send, it was looking like the email would take around 10 hours to send to all accounts. Read More...