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Gemini allegedly suffered a data breach; 5.7 million emails were leaked

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It appears that cryptocurrency exchange Gemini suffered a data breach on or before December 13. According to documents obtained by Cointelegraph, the hackers gained access to 5,701,649 lines of information related to customer account numbers, partial email addresses, and phone numbers. In the case of the latter, it appears that the hackers were unable to access the full phone numbers, as some of the digital ones were hidden.

The leaked database did not include sensitive personal information such as names, addresses, and other KYC information. Additionally, some emails were duplicated in the document; Thus, the number of affected customers is likely to be less than the total rows of information. Gemini currently has 13 million active users.

Security breaches in the Web3 industry, even if they are mild in nature, can have severe consequences. One such incident occurred in April of this year and involved cryptocurrency hardware wallet manufacturer Trezor. Hackers gained access to Trezor users’ email addresses by Third-party newsletter provider breach Then use the information to target users in a phishing scam, resulting in losses.

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Cointelegraph reached out to Gemini for comment but did not receive a response at the time of publication. This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.