Cyber Criminals Hacked Atlas Quantum Cryptocurrency Platform

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The Cryptocurrency Platform Atlas Quantum was hacked by cyber criminals last Sunday. The security breach impacted more than 260k users.

The hackers managed to steal customer names, phone numbers, and email addresses, as well as account balances of customers.

The Atlas Quantum Cryptocurrency Platform has over 240,000 users and manages over $30 million in assets.

Thanks to its automated arbitrage system, Atlas Quantum lets users trade the cryptocurrency in their accounts on other platforms to maximize their profits.

The company registered the security breach on Sunday and disclosed it on Facebook.

According to Atlas, the hackers did not steal any users’ funds but managed to compromise the platform DB.

“We would like to point out that this is not a steal of bitcoins in custody or violation of our accounts in the exchanges. However, our customer base was exposed,” the Chief Executive Officer Rodrigo Marques stated.

“At the time of the incident, we took immediate steps to protect the database and passwords and private keys remain encrypted.”

Atlas Quantum also said that it has immediately adopted the necessary measures to protect the archive.

“At the time of the incident, we took immediate steps to protect the database and passwords and private keys remain encrypted,” Atlas stated.

The company launched an investigation which is still ongoing and temporarily disabled some platform features.

“Some features of the platform have been temporarily disabled, as a precaution, since we need to ensure security. We will notify you when they are reactivated,” Atlas Quantum said.

The cyber security expert Troy Hunt operating the HaveIBeenPwned, reported that he has already added to its data breach notification service 24% of 261k records.

The Atlas Quantum users can now check whether their accounts and passwords have appeared compromised through the HaveIBeenPwned service.

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Nelly Vladimirova
Nelly Vladimirova has been working as a journalist since 1998 with a main focus on Finance, Economics, and IT. In 2004 she graduated the University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, as a Bachelor in English Philology and Master in Linguistics and Translation. Later, Nelly received a postgraduate certificate in Business Management from Scott's College, UK. Presently, she is presenting the latest news related to computer security at www.virusguides.com.

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