On April 14, the Celsius Network cryptocurrency lending service was subjected to a hacker attack. Unknown persons on behalf of the company sent SMS and e-mail messages to some users demanding to provide confidential information.
An unauthorized party has gained access to a backup third-party mailing system containing a list of email addresses of some clients.
The purpose of the mailing was to collect confidential information and seed phrases to gain access to cryptocurrency wallets outside the Celsius platform.
The founder and CEO of Celsius Alex Mashinsky assured that the server systems of the platform were not hacked and all user funds are safe.
“The rapid response of the security team has minimized the impact on the Celsius community,” he added.
Representatives of Celsius recommended not to follow unknown links and reminded that the company never asks for private keys, passwords or PIN codes.
Security experts are investigating the incident to determine where the leak came from.
“We know that customers who did not register an email address or phone number with Celsius also received fraudulent messages to these contact details, so we believe that the data was collected from external data sources,” Celsius noted.
The project team promised to inform about the progress of the investigation.
Recall that in early March, the blockchain platform for the release of “social money” Roll was hacked for 3000 ETH.