Huobi users’ information is surfacing on some dark-web markets. The exchange’s name constantly surfaces on the dark web markets, where self-proclaimed hackers are selling user information that allegedly belongs to Huobi’s customers.
Dark-web markets offer alleged Huobi user data for as little as $0.30. This data supposedly includes phone numbers and text messages users receive when they withdraw from the exchange.
Huobi claims that most of this information, mainly consisting of phone numbers, is not associated with Huobi users.
Moreover, Huobi spokesperson said that these phone numbers might have been hijacked by breaching a third-party messaging service providers and the leak is not due to any security breach on Huobi.
“We understand that due to the recent leak from a major exchange, there are growing concerns regarding the leak of users’ KYC data which contains essential and highly confidential user information. However, this issue is different,” the spokesperson said.