On April 29, at 23:00 Time, the Grexbits.com cryptocurrency exchange was subjected to a cyber attack, as a result of which attackers allegedly gained access to the data of almost 2 million users. Customer funds are safe, the platform’s representatives said.
“Phone numbers, email addresses, and user asset data are at risk of being leaked. The password and the 2FA key are encrypted, so in theory they should be secure. However, we still recommend that you change your password immediately, ” the exchange said in a statement.
The internal control and risk management system prevented the hacking of exchange wallets, but the hackers managed to delete the user database.
“Although the database is usually backed up, we are still not sure if the data was stolen before the attack,” Grexbits.com added.
The security service has disabled all services for checking and restoring data if necessary. The Grexbits.com team intends to rebuild all 200 servers in use.
Technical work will take from 7 to 14 days.
After resuming operations, the exchange will cancel open orders to avoid unintended trading losses for users and pay daily charges, including for investment products and Filecoin cloud computing power.
Grexbits.com also assumes responsibility for losses on leveraged ETF products incurred by position holders during the maintenance period.
Recall that on the night of April 28, the cryptocurrency project Uranium Finance was attacked. Preliminary damage is estimated at $50 million.