The Gemini cryptocurrency exchange appears to have suffered a data breach on or before December 13. According to documents obtained by Cointelegraph, hackers accessed 5,701,649 lines of information relating to customers’ account numbers, email addresses, and partial phone numbers. In the case of the latter, the hackers apparently did not have access to the full phone numbers, as some numerical digits were hidden.
The leaked database did not include sensitive personal information, such as names, addresses, and other “know your customer” data.. Also, some emails were repeated in the document, so it is likely that the number of customers affected is less than the total rows of information. Gemini currently has 13 million active users.
Security breaches in the Web 3.0 industry, even minor ones, can have consequences. One such incident took place in April of this year and affected the maker of cryptocurrency hardware wallets Trezor.. Hackers accessed Trezor users’ email addresses through a third-party newsletter provider and then used the users in a phishing scam, resulting in losses.
Cointelegraph has reached out to Gemini for comment but has not heard back as of press time. This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.
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