A website found that few people were doing trade (buy/sell) of email addresses stolen from coinmarketcap websites.
Coinmarketcap is a crypto assets price tracker website and also it is a popular coin tracking website, which was acquired by the Binance exchange.
Have I Been Pwned, a website dedicated to reporting about the hacking activities, revealed that they found few people were selling Coinmarketcap user’s email addresses.
Binance Exchange’s subsidiary Coinmarketcap also substantiated that the email addresses that have been traded on hacking forums are matching with their user base. They also confirmed that they will inform their users about it when they give new information.
“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.”
As per the report, 3.1million email addresses are matching with the data user base of Coinmarketcap. However, the spokesperson of coinmarketcap stated that there may be chances that people hacked/stole the data from any other websites, which have a mutual user base with Coinmarketcap. And also coinmarketcap confirmed that the whole matter is revolving around the email address, while all the account access data are fully secured & users don’t need to take any tension.
“As no passwords are included in the data we have seen, we believe that it is most likely sourced from another platform where users may have reused passwords across multiple sites.”