Brazilian Crypto Investment Platform Atlas Hacked

Atlas, a popular Brazilian cryptocurrency investment platform, has been hacked. Although the company claims users’ funds are safe, the personal information of over 264,000 of its customers has been leaked.

The security breach was first reported by the Investimentos Digitais (Digital Investments) YouTube channel. In total, there are 14,500 records of leaked data that detail users’ balances on the platform, their email addresses, names, and phone numbers. The leaked data shows there are 5,813 BTC (about $39 million) deposited on the platform.

According to Brazilian news outlet Portal do Bitcoin, one of Atlas’ users, with over 2 BTC deposited, confirmed the data is real. Among those whose information got leaked are Rocelo Lopes, the CEO of Stratum coinBR, a crypto services platform. Atlas itself had 792 BTC.

Acknowledging the incident, Atlas issued a statement revealing it’s going to launch an investigation into the incident while working with the proper authorities. It added that although hackers managed to leak user data, no funds were stolen.

The statement reads.

“We would like to point out that this wasn’t a bitcoin theft or a violation of our accounts in the exchanges. However, our customer base was exposed. At the time of the incident, we took immediate steps to protect the database and [the] passwords and private keys are encrypted.”

Atlas further noted the company would be adopting new security measures and wouldn’t send users any email regarding their data in the next few hours, although it was monitoring affected accounts. According to reports, for “security reasons” account withdrawals are currently restricted.

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