Australian Email Privacy Breach, December 02 2020

BTC Markets exposes customer names, emails in botched blast send

Australia’s largest cryptocurrency exchange apologises for error.

Company Statement: BTC Markets Facebook Announcement
Source: BTC Markets exposes customer names, emails in botched blast send | iTnews
More reports from: iTnews.

Early on Tuesday morning, an Australian cryptocurrency exchange that bills itself as the largest in the country inadvertently exposed more than 270,000 of its members names and email addresses.

Users posted to social platforms like Twitter and Reddit to complain about the breach.

BTC Markets issued a statement acknowledging that the company had breached the privacy of its customers and apologised for the situation.

“Earlier today, an announcement from BTC Markets exposed client names and email addresses. This is a deeply regrettable situation and we apologise wholeheartedly for it,” the company tweeted on Tuesday evening.

The company also advised its users to use two-factor authentication for their BTC Markets account to secure their accounts, and directly contacted all their users to inform them of the breach.