Brazilian Crypto Platform Atlas Quantum Reveals Data Breach Affecting 260K Customers

Brazilian crypto trading platform Atlas Quantum has recently suffered a major data breach which led to the exposure of clients’ personal data, the company’s official Facebook page stated Sunday, August 26.

Atlas Quantum discovered the breach on Saturday, August 25, and has already started an investigation. The company informed users that the security incident has not affected funds from users’ accounts, thought they admitted that plenty of personal data has been leaked.

As soon as Atlas Quantum found the leak, they took measures to protect the database from further attacks. Some of the platform’s functions were temporarily paused after the incident, but the company assured users that passwords and encryption keys remained safe.

Data breach index site Have I Been Pwned reported August 26 that the leak affected more than 261,000 customers. Leaked data contained names, phone numbers, email addresses, and account balances. Reportedly 24 percent of the data were already in Have I Been Pwned base.

Atlas Quantum is an investment and trading platform based in Brazil that reportedly manages over $27 million in assets.

In July 2018  allegedly decentralized exchange platform Bancor was attacked by hackers who stole more than $12 mln from different accounts. As Cointelegraph reported following the incident, the company later created the сrime-fighting ‘Crypto Defenders’ initiative to tackle similar cases collectively.