Some unusual events have been reported on BitMEX — which are raising concerns over the Bitcoin exchange probably being hacked.
Recent events about BitMEX are putting red flags that the exchange may have probably been hacked to some extent. The official Twitter handle @BitMEXdotcom tweeted two tweets earlier on November 01, 2019 that was quickly deleted. One showed “Hacked” and the other stated “Take Your BTC and run. Last day for withdrawals.”
BitMEX leaked emails?
The hack appears just moments after BitMEX leaked thousands of client email addresses, provoking a reply from the exchange on Twitter.
A group of BitMEX users on Twitter stated that withdrawals had been suspended for 24 hours, but these claims are untrue as according to BitMEX’s website, withdrawals are still being treated as usual.
There are, nevertheless, problems for those clients who have changed their passwords since the leak, although BitMEX is still to issue an official report on the subject. BitMEX asserted that client privacy was its “top priority” and apologized for the sad event. The official BitMEX Twitter account has reassured clients that their funds are safe.
A Twitter account named Bitmexdatabaseleak (@Bitmexdatabase1) has been leaking data such as clients’ user IDs and their real names, apparently. The account pretends to have access to hundreds of thousands of client data, including prominent people in the cryptocurrency world. One tweet sent out alleged to be the email of Tone Vays’ and his email address.