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Crypto exchange Gemini reports data breach affecting 5.7 million emails
Cryptocurrency exchange Gemini has reportedly suffered a data breach, with hackers gaining access to customer account numbers, email addresses, and partial phone numbers. The breach is thought to have occurred on or before December 13th, and appears to have been the result of an incident at a third-party vendor.
In a blog post, Gemini warned of ongoing phishing campaigns as a result of the leak, but reassured customers that no sensitive personal information was accessed and that all funds and accounts remain secure. The number of customers affected is likely lower than the total number of rows of information accessed, as some emails were repeated in the leaked database.
No Gemini account information or systems were impacted
Regarding the incident, Gemini has issued the following statement:
Some Gemini customers have recently been the target of phishing campaigns that we believe are the result of an incident at a third-party vendor. This incident led to the collection of Gemini customer email addresses and partial phone numbers. No Gemini account information or systems were impacted as a result of this third-party incident, and all funds and customer accounts remain secure.
The incident highlights the potential risks of relying on third-party vendors for security, as even a small breach can have serious consequences. It also serves as a reminder of the need for strong security measures and user awareness in the Web3 industry.
This article does not provide investment advice. Historical cryptocurrency data is not a guarantee of future market developments. The author may hold several of the cryptocurrencies mentioned in this article.
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