2018 Cryptocurrency Exchanges. User Accounts Leaks AnalysisEstimation of the number of login and passwords leaks of cryptoсurrency exchanges users and analysis of their nature. Recommendations for ensuring security of users and exchanges.Request

Key facts

In 2017 the number of compromised accounts on cryptocurrency exchanges websites increased by 369% in comparison with 2016.

Because of the fuss about cryptocurrencies the number of incidents in January 2018 skyrocketed by 689% against the monthly average of 2017.

The USA, Russia and China are TOP-3 countries in which registered users became the victims of cyberattacks. Every third victim is from the USA.

The number of malicious programs used by cybercriminals is constantly increasing, and the tools are regularly modified.

Discover in detail about

The compromised accounts distribution by cryptoexchange, victims and cybercriminals’ infrastructure geographical distribution.

Reasons of successful cyberattacks on cryptoexchanges’ users. Affected exchanges and related data breaches.

Functional specifics of the malware and hacker tools used to get access to login data on the websites of cryptoexchanges.

Recommendations for ensuring security and fraud protection for cryptocurrency exchanges and their users.

Increased fraudulent activity and attention of hacker groups to cryptoindustry, additional functional of malicious software related to cryptocurrencies, as well as the significant amounts of already stolen funds signal that the industry is not ready to defend itself and protect its users. In 2018 we will see even more incidents. The dark side of the cryptoindustry requires a response from the community, including researchers, scholars and the academia.

Ruslan Yusufov

Director, Special Projects

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