The Swedish QuickBit was also hit by a data breach affecting about 2% of the customer base through an unprotected MongoDB.
Published reports posted at 300,000 since QuickBit indicate that the data was not properly protected. The leak occurred with names, addresses, email addresses and incomplete payment card information included. The company noted that neither passwords nor social security numbers were stolen, nor any cryptocurrency keys or financial transactions were affected.
“QuickBit recently implemented a third-party customer security review system. Due to this system, it is located on a server that has been visible outside the firewall QuickBits for several days, thus accessible to the person who has the right accesses, “- said in the translated statement of the company.
After the discovery, the database was immediately taken offline and Quickbit said none of the cells of information could be used to harm customers or the corporation.
Cryptocurrency exchanges have been victimized repeatedly over the last year with six Europeans being arrested in June for running a typosquatting scam that netted $27.3 million in cryptocurrency. In September 2018 the Japanese exchange Tech Bureau’s Zaif was hit losing $60 million.