The biggest cryptocurrency price tracking website CoinMarketCap a subsidiary of Binance cryptocurrency exchange, has reportedly hacked and 3.1 millions user email addresses are leaked and being traded on a hacking forum.
The hacking information is revealed by a “Have I Been Pwned”, which is a website tracks hacks and compromised online accounts. They found the email addresses are being traded on hacking forums.
The CoinMarketCap has also confirmed the list of leaked user email id’s by matching with their database.
“CoinMarketCap has become aware that batches of data have shown up online purporting to be a list of user accounts. While the data lists we have seen are only email addresses, we have found a correlation with our subscriber base.”
CoinMarketCap’s spokesperson said, “We have not found any evidence of a data leak from our own servers — we are actively investigating this issue and will update our subscribers as soon as we have any new information,”.
The company also assured its users that the hacker did not gained any other information or password. They are still investigating the exact cause of this hack.