BitMEX, a crypto exchange and derivative trading platform has leaked users’ emails by forgetting to use blind copy (bcc) on a mass email.
Concerned BitMEX users have commented that the leak exposes them to the risk of hacking, as each email can include just a section of the total leaked data.
“While most people received about 1,000 other user emails per email — they dumped their *entire* user database,” user “kevin mcsheehan” says.
In its official statement published today, Nov. 1, BitMEX written:
“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.”
Once the news was reported, Binance crypto exchange advised all its users who are simultaneously owners of BitMEX accounts to change their Binane account email immediately.