Renowned cryptocurrency exchange KeepChange recently reveals that it’s managed to limit the ramifications of a security breach earlier on Sunday.
In line with an official web-blog published on Monday, the exchange revealed that several Bitcoin [BTC, +18.57%] withdrawal requests had been initiated from users’ accounts to an address belonging to the attackers. However, one among the platform’s control subsystems halted the requests, leading to no bitcoin being lost, the exchange added.
The attackers did, though, managed to steal some of its user database including email addresses, names, trade counts, total traded amounts as well as hashed passwords.
“Even though passwords were hashed and they are impossible to be retrieved from the hashed form, we recommend changing your password ASAP,” KeepChange told users.
Withdrawal requests are disabled until Thursday pending further investigation and permitting users enough time to reset their passwords. Later from Friday, users will be able to make withdrawal requests as was common.
In the meantime, deposits and trades remain active and are functioning as normal.
“We have done other required actions within the last hours, to make certain that no similar attacks can occur,” the exchange explained.