Crypto Community Responds to BitMEX Leak, CZ Urges BitMEX Users to Change Their Binance Emails

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Fri, 11/01/2019 - 12:30
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Yuri Molchan
After multiple reports about BitMEX accidental leak of user emails, Binance CZ and other top community members urge users to change their passwords asap
Crypto Community Responds to BitMEX Leak, CZ Urges BitMEX Users to Change Their Binance Emails
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The crypto Twitter is boiling with the news that the BitMEX exchange famous for large volumes of Bitcoin futures trading and run by the CEO Arthur Hayes who is quite active on his Twitter page, has accidentally leaked its users’ emails.

The leak happened through an email update earlier today and it contained thousands of user emails.

The trouble was reported by a Twitter user @jchervinsky, a lawyer from Compound Finance.

BitMEX is already aware of the issue and is working to resolve it. The official response of the exchange states:

“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.

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.

The privacy of our users is a top priority and we are very sorry for the concern this has caused to our users.”

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Other users are also reporting the leakage of users’ emails.

CZ Binance and HEX.Win founder respond immediately

Richard Heart, the founder of HEX.Win took to his Twitter page to recommend those BitMEX users whose addresses got leaked to change their passwords immediately to protect their BitMEX accounts from hackers. He also advised not to use SMS-based 2FA.

The head of Binance, CZ, also responded to the accident, recommending particular software for managing passwords.

A post on the Binance Twitter page says that should any BitMEX customers use the same address for trading on Binance, those should be immediately changes with a step-by-step guide for that provided.

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