• FTX reported a data breach involving its claims agent Kroll.
• The affected individual are being contacted by Kroll to ensure their security.
• Celsius Network, a cryptocurrency lending platform in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings also experienced a data breach that resulted in the exposure of customers’ email records.
FTX Reports Cybersecurity Breach
FTX has reported that its bankruptcy case claims agency, Kroll, had a cybersecurity breach which resulted in the exposure of limited, non-sensitive customer data of specific claimants. FTX is seeking to increase its crypto holding through selling, staking and hedging with the help of Galaxy Digital.
Kroll In Contact With Affected Individuals
Kroll is currently educating those affected by the cybersecurity incident about the precautions they may take to ensure their security. FTX has alerted its clients, lenders, and the general public of the data breach involving its claims agent Kroll on August 25 through the X platform (formerly Twitter). Additionally, FTX’s debtors have opened a line of communication with Kroll and are closely monitoring the situation as it develops.
Impact On Ongoing Bankruptcy Case
According to blockchain researcher ZachXBT, consumers of FTX are already receiving bogus emails and their personal data has been hacked. Celsius Network, a cryptocurrency lending platform in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings also experienced a data breach that resulted in the exposure of customers’ email records and this breach have had significant impact on the bankruptcy restructuring process.
Beware Of Phishing Emails
Customers are urged to be vigilant about emails that could be fake or scams that pretend to be from companies going through bankruptcy. It is important for consumers to recognize these types of emails so they can avoid becoming victims.
It is important for consumers to remain vigilant against any phishing attempts following any type of cybersecurity incident such as this one at FTX and other companies going through bankruptcy proceedings. Consumers should keep an eye out for any suspicious emails while monitoring their accounts for any unauthorized activity or transactions as well as taking all necessary precautions when handling sensitive information online.