Binance KYC Photos Data Breach “False” But Exchange Investigates, Hacker Demands 300 BTC

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A malicious hacker claims to have released Binance exchange customer data and that there’s more to come unless millions of dollars in bitcoin (BTC) is handed over. Binance has issued a statement denying that it has suffered a data breach. Know Your Customer (KYC) data from crypto exchange is purported to have appeared on the dark web in the past. The extortionist is demanding Binance pays 300 BTC or 10,000 photos will be released. Binance says the individual has “begun distributing the data to the public”. Binance denies security leak So far the exchange is denying the data has come from inside its business. Binance’s blog post communication, confusing dated 6 August at the top of the post and 7 August in the footer, is titled: Statement on False “KYC Leak”. The exchange says that it is the “same data set” already partly in circulation and previously reported by crypto…

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