Responding to concerns on social media, Binance denies a user data leak involving KYC information, assuring users of account security and attributing the claims to unfounded speculation. However, questions linger regarding the source of the alleged leak and its potential connection to previous security incidents.
Denial and Reassurance
Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has refuted allegations of a data leak involving user KYC (Know Your Customer) information, following concerns raised on social media platform Twitter. A February 4 X post from Binance’s Help Desk stated:
“Our security team has assessed this – as they do all potential threats – and have confirmed there is no such leak from Binance systems. User accounts remains safe. Accounts are secured through many defenses, including MFA, biometrics, authenticators, etc.”
In a public statement, Binance‘s security team addressed speculation surrounding the alleged sale of user KYC data on the dark web. They denied any connection to the supposed leak, emphasizing that a thorough internal investigation found no evidence of a breach within their systems. Additionally, they reiterated that user accounts remain secure due to multi-layered security measures like multi-factor authentication and biometrics.
The original concerns originated from a Twitter user, @crypronator1337 alleging the unauthorized sale of Binance user KYC data on the deep web. This sparked speculation about a potential connection to a previous incident involving leaked internal code repositories on GitHub, further fueling anxieties within the crypto community.
Remember when Binance told us a few days ago that their Github leak posed only a ‘negligible risk’?
Somebody is selling Binance customer data (full name, country, phone number) since two days ago: pic.twitter.com/b6J9E3SW0s
— CR1337 (@cryptonator1337) February 4, 2024
While Binance maintains user data remains safe, questions persist regarding the source of the leaked KYC information and the specific details surrounding the alleged deep web sale. Additionally, the potential impact of the GitHub code leak on user data security remains unclear.