- Major Bitcoin ATM operator Coin Cloud reportedly suffered a data breach by unnamed hackers who claim to have stolen customer information and source code.
- Hackers say they obtained 70,000 customer selfies and personal details like names, addresses, and SSNs for 300,000 users, exposing them to identity theft risks.
- Coin Cloud’s source code was also allegedly stolen, which could help hackers find more vulnerabilities to exploit against the now-bankrupt company and its systems.
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Background on Coin Cloud
Coin Cloud was a major Bitcoin ATM operator in the US and Brazil until filing for bankruptcy in February 2022. At its peak, the company operated over 4,000 Bitcoin ATMs across the two countries.
The company ran into financial and legal troubles last year that resulted in losses of $40 million over 9 months. Coin Cloud’s former CEO cited market conditions and internal company issues as reasons for its downfall.
Details of the Alleged Hack
According to cybersecurity expert vx-underground, an unnamed hacking group has claimed to have breached Coin Cloud’s systems.
The hackers say they were able to steal:
- 70,000 customer selfies
- Personal information for 300,000 customers, including full names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and more
- Source code for Coin Cloud’s backend systems
The hacking group shared images of some of the stolen data to prove their claims. Vx-underground says the full database may be leaked publicly soon.
Impact on Customers
If the hackers’ claims are true, the breach has exposed highly sensitive information for hundreds of thousands of Coin Cloud customers. The stolen selfies and personal details like SSNs could be used for identity theft and fraud.
It’s unclear if or how Coin Cloud will notify and assist impacted customers now that the company is undergoing bankruptcy proceedings. Customers may have limited recourse to address damages from the breach.
The potential leak of Coin Cloud’s source code also creates security risks, as it could help hackers find additional vulnerabilities to exploit.