The Atlas Quantum cryptocurrency investment platform was hacked and all the data of all users was stolen. As reported by Have I Been Pwned, the leak affected 261 thousand users. The names of customers, their phone numbers, email addresses and balances became available to the hackers.
On Sunday, August 26, Atlas Quantum officially confirmed the hacking and reported the investigation of the incident. Representatives of the company stressed that funds from user accounts were not stolen.
Atlas Quantum made announcement on the official page in Facebook:
We became aware early on Saturday night that a security incident involving the leakage of data from our customers occurred. Atlas Quantum is conducting an investigation with our information security advisor to understand the incident in more detail and we will cooperate with the appropriate authorities.
We would like to point out that this is not a steal of bitcoins in custody or violation of our accounts in the exchanges. However, our customer base was exposed. At the time of the incident, we took immediate steps to protect the database and passwords and private keys remain encrypted.
We are monitoring the affected accounts and working to have additional protection against fraud. Some features of the platform have been temporarily disabled, as a precaution, since we need to ensure security. We will notify you when they are reactivated. We ask for understanding to our customers and community.”
At the moment it is reported that the entire Atlas Quantum base has been compromised, which, of course, represents a very serious leak.
Company has disabled some of its platform features during the investigation. It will be reactivated, and users will be notified accordingly once the investigation has died down.
It is seen as Atlas Quantum’s entire user database was breached. Users can check if their details were stolen in the hacker attack using the Have I Been Pwned portal.
We note that according to the report of the international company Group-IB, specializing in the prevention of cyberattacks, in January 2018, the number of compromised user accounts of cryptocurrency exchanges increased by 689% compared to the average monthly indicator of 2017.