The NFT market OpenSea warns customers of possible phishing attacks after reporting the data breach via the email vendor so let’s read more today in our latest cryptocurrency news.
OpenSea is the biggest NFT marketplace by trading volume and it suffered a data breach after an employee at Customer.io leaked user data. In a blog post, the marketplace said that the employee of customer.io misused the employee access to download and to share email addresses provided by the market with an unauthorized external party. According to OpenSea, the customers who shared their email with the platform in the past should assume they were impacted by the breach and the company added that this can result in a possible chance for email phishing attempts that tried to impersonate OpenSea.
An employee of our email vendor, https://t.co/6vM4WAcJal, misused their employee access to download & share email addresses with an unauthorized external party.
Email addresses provided to OpenSea by users or newsletter subscribers were impacted.https://t.co/Osb6qqkqZZ
— OpenSea (@opensea) June 30, 2022
OpenSea said that the malicious actors could try and contact customers via emails that originate from domains that look similar to OpenSea IO like Opensea.xyz and Opensea.org. The NFT market Opensea warns of a phishing attack as some customers took it to tWitter and shared screenshots that show the exchange contacted them by email to inform them about a data breach. The company also added that it will help Customer.io in the ongoing investigation and report the incident to law enforcement. The crypto-focused companies often pay enhanced attention to security aspects of their operations but this is not the first time that the space has been hit by a major data leak.
The data breach at HubSpot back in March resulted in hackers stealing customer data from BlockFi, Pantera Capital, Circle, and NyDIG as well as other prominent crypto companies. Pantera said at the time:
“The information that may have been accessed includes first and last names, email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and regulatory classifications.”
OpenSea data breach. pic.twitter.com/FEtDKsoHje
— eric.eth (@econoar) June 30, 2022
OpenSea saw its Discord server being compromised and flooded with phishing ads that promoted a scam NFT that offered a partnership with YouTube. The NFT platform also became a victim of the biggest attacks to date where hackers used an exploit to buy several NFTs below their market value. OpenSea reimbursed $1.8 million to users who sold their NFTs accidentally while rolling out the inactive listings feature.
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