CoinMarketCap Hack: 3.1 Million Users’ Data Leaked

    CoinMarketCap data leak

    The cryptocurrency price-tracking website, CoinMarketCap, has confirmed it was recently the victim of a large hack, which resulted in the leak of over 3.1 million email addresses (3,117,548 to be precise). Currently, the identity of the attackers is unknown. In a press release, CoinMarketCap stated:

    “CoinMarketCap has become aware that batches of data have shown up online purporting to be a list of user accounts. While the data lists we have seen are only email addresses (no passwords), we have found a correlation with our subscriber base.”

    While the fact that passwords were not included in the leak will be a relief to users, the hack nonetheless constitutes yet another large-scale data leak — of the sort which nowadays seem a weekly occurrence. Interestingly, CoinMarketCap has stated that the leak did not come from their own servers — which had users demanding to know where else such data was being stored.


    Several other cryptocurrencies have been the victims of similar hacks recently, among them Celsius, Ledger, and BitMEX. Binance, the crypto-exchange which owns CoinMarketCap, was also targeted by an attack in 2019 which resulted in 2% of the company’s Bitcoin holdings being stolen.

    Use Trend Micro ID Security to prevent you from data leak

    ID Security_blog

    Here at Trend Micro, we’ve developed an app specifically designed to meet the challenges that data leaks bring.

    Available on Android and iOS, ID Security scours the dark web for any mention of your data (email address, passwords, codes etc.) in the event of it being sold or maliciously shared by cybercriminals. Its key features include:

    • Dark Web Personal Data Manager: Scours the dark web for data such as bank account numbers, driver’s license numbers, passport numbers, and social security numbers.
    • Credit Card Checker: Find out if someone has acquired your credit card number and put it on the dark web.
    • Email Checker: Find out if any of your email addresses have been leaked to the dark web. You’ll be notified which exact account it is — so you can take the appropriate counter-measures.
    • Password Checker: ID Security will notify you if you’re using a password currently in circulation on the dark web.
    • Social Media Account Checker: Find out if your Facebook and Twitter Account have been leaked and shared on the dark web.
    • A Comprehensive Monitoring Report

    Simple, efficient, and easy-to-use, click the button or scan the QR code below to try the free 30-day trial version today! If this article has been of use and/or interest to you, please do share it with family and friends.

    Post a comment

    Your email address won't be shown publicly.


      This website uses cookies for website functionality, traffic analytics, personalization, social media functionality and advertising. Our Cookie Notice provides more information and explains how to amend your cookie settings.