Data allegedly obtained from crypto exchange Paxful, shows that an anonymous online source was currently seen trying to sell private customer and employee data. Though no customer has been recently affected.
“Our customers’ data has not been compromised in any way,” said the spokesperson on Friday. “There has been no data breach of the Paxful platform,” they noted, adding:
“The employee data that the person claims to have was obtained illegally from a third party supplier that Paxful previously used; Paxful terminated its contract with this supplier in September 2020. We have taken measures to ensure that our employees are not impacted by this event and we’re continuing to actively monitor the situation as a precautionary measure.”
On Friday, someone posted a message in a Russian-language Telegram channel titled “Information leaks” that read, “A dump of the database of registered users and employees of the paxful.com P2P cryptocurrency trading platform has been put up for sale on the English-speaking shadow forum.”