Celsius Reported A Leak Of User Data Due To The Compromise Of Customer.ioAdmin
The crypto-lending platform Celsius Network suffered a data breach that occurred due to the compromise of the Customer.io email service. The company announced this in an email, writes The Block .
Celsius does not believe that the leak carries high risks for users. At the same time, the company noted that the incident is a “serious violation of relations between the supplier and the client,” and contacted the relevant authorities.
Initially, Customer.io assured the crypto-lending platform that its user data was not affected, Celsius said. However, later the service nevertheless confirmed the leak of emails from Celsius customers.
The latter claims to have deleted all data transferred to Customer.io immediately after the incident was reported.
As a result of the leak, Celsius users could be exposed to a wave of phishing attacks, experts warned.
Recall that the reason for the hacking of Customer.io was the abuse of access to information by one of the employees. As a result , the NFT marketplace OpenSea reported a leak of user data .
Customer.io said that, in addition to OpenSea, five other customers of the company were affected. The service did not disclose their names.
In mid-July, Celsius filed for bankruptcy . Later, the head of the company, Alex Mashinsky , said that as of July 13, the company owned $4.3 billion in assets. Its liabilities to customers and creditors amounted to $5.5 billion.
The crypto lending platform has unveiled a business reorganization plan focused on a mining subsidiary. Profits from bitcoin mining are planned to be used to compensate users for losses and pay creditors.