One of the largest crypto investment platform in Brazil ‘Atlas’ has been recently hacked. However, the company announced that its user funds have not been harmed but over 2.5 lakh customers database has been leaked for now.
A YouTube channel ‘Invesitmentos Digitais’ firstly reported this hacking mentioning the leaked includes user’s balances, email’s, names and even phone numbers registered on the platform. The leaked information shows around $40 Mln deposits of different customers.
A local news source ‘Portal do Bitcoin’ confirmed this leaked information as true. Among the leaked credentials, the details of the CEO of Stratum coinBR also got out.
Acknowledging the incident, Atlas issued a statement revealing the launch of an investigation withthe concernedauthorities. Itadditionalthatthoughhackers managed to leak userinformation, no funds werehacked. Mentioning further, the company said:
“Wewoulddenotethat this wasn’t a bitcoin theft or a violation of our accountswithin theexchanges. However, ourclientbase was exposed. At the time of the incident,we tend totook immediate stepsto safeguardtheinformationalong with the passwordsand personalkeys encrypted.”
Atlasalso stated thatthe firmwould be adopting new updated security protocols and wouldn’t send users any emailconcerningtheirinformationfornext few hours,thoughit’sobservingaffected accounts for now. Account withdrawals are also restricted until further next notice.
As per a web blog post by ‘Medium’ the company presentlyemploys overa hundredpeopleand manages over more than $30 Mln in assets. Asimulatoron Altas siteclaims a that a $1,000 USD investment would yieldtwo percentgainsin barely fifteendays, while 40 %during ayear.