Crypto News Today: Hacker Released Hundreds of Binance KYC Photos
Today in Crypto – August 7, 2019
Binance CEO CZ plans to open a new office in London, focusing on Europe, a hacker has released hundreds of KYC photos, reportedly from Binance, and MERJ Stock Exchange is the first to list a tokenized security.
A hacker under the pseudonym “Bnatov Platon” has released hundreds of KYC photos on Telegram. The hacker claims to have hacked an insider involved with the 7,000 bitcoin hack on Binance last May. It is possible that identifying user information may have been leaked during the hack. Binance alleges the customer data was obtained from an unnamed third-party company it has contracted to conduct its KYC processing since February 2018.
The hacker demanded 300 bitcoin (approximately $3 million at the time) and started releasing photos this Monday on an open file sharing site, after unsuccessfully striking a deal with Binance. Binance claims that the KYC leak is false, yet they are offering a 25 bitcoin reward for information that leads to an arrest.