• FTX has confirmed that some of its customers’ personal data involved in the company’s bankruptcy case was compromised in a cybersecurity incident at Kroll.
• Kroll has identified and contained the incident and is directly notifying claimants to take measures for protection.
• FTX urged its community to be wary of bad actors who might try to capitalize on the incident.
FTX Confirms Cybersecurity Breach at Kroll
FTX has officially confirmed that a cybersecurity incident occurred at Kroll, which compromised non-sensitive customer data belonging to certain claimants involved in FTX’s bankruptcy case. The bankrupt exchange did not provide information about the impacted claimants, but it reassured that Kroll was directly notifying them with measures they could take to protect themselves.
Kroll Remediated Incident Immediately
Kroll assured FTX that it promptly contained and remediated the incident as soon as they identified it. However, FTX urged its community to be wary of bad actors who might try to capitalize on the incident.
FTX Bankruptcy Claimants Notified
Kroll is currently in the process of directly notifying all affected claimants regarding this breach and what steps should be taken for their own protection. It is unclear if any further action will need to be taken by those affected by this breach or how many people were impacted by this security issue.
Repercussions from Breach Unknown
The repercussions from this breach are still unknown at this time; however, it could have potentially serious implications for those whose data was exposed during the attack. It is important for all those who may have been affected by this breach to remain vigilant and take all necessary steps to protect their personal information going forward.
Take Measures for Protection
All FTX customers should ensure they take extra precautions when accessing sensitive online accounts, such as changing passwords regularly, enabling two-factor authentication (where available) and avoiding clicking suspicious links or opening emails from unknown sources.