Cryptocurrency Platform Atlas Quantum hacked, 260k users impacted

Pierluigi Paganini August 29, 2018

The Cryptocurrency Platform Atlas Quantum suffered a security breach, information belonging to more than 260,000 users was stolen by hackers.

Hackers stole information related to over 260,000 users of the Cryptocurrency Platform Atlas Quantum. Exposed data includes customer names, phone numbers, and email addresses, as well as customer account balances.

The platform allows users to trade the cryptocurrency in their accounts on multiple platforms in a way to maximize the profits thanks to its automated arbitrage system.

Atlas over 240,000 users and manages over $30 million in assets.

The company disclosed the security breach with a post on Facebook, it discovered the incident on Sunday evening. Atlas claims that hackers did not steal users’ funds, they only compromised the platform DB.

“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,” said Chief Executive Officer Rodrigo Marques in the Facebook post. “At the time of the incident, we took immediate steps to protect the database and passwords and private keys remain encrypted.”

Cryptocurrency Platform Atlas Quantum

The company said it has immediately adopted the necessary measures to protect the archive.

“At the time of the incident, we took immediate steps to protect the database and passwords and private keys remain encrypted,” states Atlas.

The company immediately launched an investigation that is still ongoing and temporarily disabled some feature

“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,” Atlas added.

The popular cybersecurity expert Troy Hunt that operates the HaveIBeenPwned, announced to have already added to its data breach notification service 24% of 261k records.

Users of the Cryptocurrency Platform Atlas Quantum can check whether their accounts and passwords have appeared compromised through the HaveIBeenPwned service.

The incident demonstrates that cryptocurrency marketplaces are becoming privileged targets for hackers.

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Pierluigi Paganini

(Security Affairs – Cryptocurrency Platform Atlas Quantum, hacking)

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