Crypto exchange QuickBit reveals data breach

Tuesday 23 July 2019 10:03 CET | News

As per an official announcement, Sweden-based digital currency exchange QuickBit has announced database issues resulted in a breach of sensitive user data.

QuickBit unveiled that personal data including names, addresses, email addresses, and card information of 2% of its customers was exposed. However, passwords or social security numbers, complete account or credit card information, cryptocurrency or private keys, or financial transactions were not exposed or affected.

In a bit to explain how the database was exposed, the company said that it has recently adopted a third-party system for supplementary security screening of customers. As such, in connection with the delivery of this system, a server has been visible outside QuickBits firewall for a few days, making it accessible to fraudsters.

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