BitMEX’s day has gone from bad to worse as the leading cryptocurrency exchange’s Twitter account has been hacked, with the hackers warning all users to “take your BTC and run”.
The hack comes just hours after BitMEX leaked thousands of customer email addresses, prompting a response from the exchange on social media.
“We are aware of an email privacy issue impacting our customers. We have identified the root cause and will be in touch with any users affected by the issue,” BitMEX wrote on Twitter.
But before the dust could even settle from this morning’s debacle, the exchange’s Twitter page was hacked, according to a series of tweets.
The tweets were subsequently deleted, but it has left customers concerned over the security of their assets on BitMEX.
— CryptOrca (@CryptOrca) November 1, 2019
A small selection of BitMEX users on Twitter reported that withdrawals had been delayed for 24 hours, but these claims are seemingly unfounded as according to BitMEX’s website, withdrawals are still being processed as normal.
There are, however, issues for those customers who have changed their passwords since the leak, although BitMEX is yet to release an official statement on the matter.
We would like to reassure our users that while the trolls may target our Twitter account, you may rest assured that all funds are safe.
— BitMEX (@BitMEXdotcom) November 1, 2019
BitMEX is the largest cryptocurrency derivatives exchange in terms of trade volume as it facilitates more than $2 billion worth of buy and sell orders on a daily basis.
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