Date: 3 months ago   Category: Internet

Group-IB: the number of data leakages from the cryptocurrency exchanges in a year has grown almost by 4,7 times — Rambler News Service


Photo: globallookpress.com the Number of leakages of registration these users of the cryptocurrency exchanges from 2016 to 2017 has increased almost by 4,7 times, the press service of Group-IB has reported. Residents of Russia, the USA and China became the most frequent victims of cyber attacks. "In the research Group-IB the steady growth of number of the compromised accounts of users of the cryptocurrency exchanges is fixed. From the 2016th to the 2017th year their quantity has increased by 369% (by 4,69 times). The USA, Russia and China – three countries in which the registered users became more often than others the victims of cyber attacks" — the press service has reported. The company has noted that in January, 2018 the number of incidents has grown by 689% (almost by 8 times) in comparison with an average monthly indicator of 2017. Experts of Group-IB have revealed 50 active botnets which used for cyber attacks to users of the cryptocurrency exchanges. Infrastructure which was used by cybercriminals generally is based in the USA (56,1%), the Netherlands (21,5%), Ukraine (4,3%) and Russia (3,2%). The exchanges Bitfinex, Bithumb, Bitstamp, HitBTC, Poloniex and probably Huobi became the victims of the attacks. The breaking reasons the company called mistakes in the source code of the program, the phishing attacks, unauthorized access to the database of users of the exchanges, vulnerabilities at storage and withdrawal of funds and inattention to information security.

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