The CEO of the Binance cryptocurrency exchange Changpeng Zhao (Changpeng Zhao) has denied rumors that hackers have gained access to confidential information of users of the platform.
In his post on the social network Twitter on August 7, Zhao responded to rumors about the alleged leakage of KYC data of the exchange’s customers as an attempt to sow fear, uncertainty and doubt.
“Do not give in to panic and fear. We are studying the problem and will soon report all the information we know, ” he wrote.
The concern of the exchange’s users began after photos of passports and identity cards allegedly belonging to Binance users began to appear on the Telegram channel called “FIND YOUR BINANCE KYC”. At the moment, the number of channel participants has already exceeded 9,700 people and continues to grow.
Although the exchange has not yet released an official statement, Binance public relations manager Leah Li said:
“There are inconsistencies when comparing this data with the data in our system. At this time, no evidence has been provided that any images were obtained from Binance, as they do not contain a digital watermark printed by our system.”
Note that in recent years, Binance has already faced security problems with its platform. In May of this year, 7,000 BTC was stolen from the Binance hot wallet