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NFT Marketplace OpenSea Suffered a Data Breach


bctd.news 30 June 2022 09:02, UTC
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Top NFT platform OpenSea has warned customers of possible phishing attacks after reporting a data breach. OpenSea announced the news, saying that the leak happened as an employee of the company's email vendor Customer.io took advantage of their employee access to download and share email addresses with an external party. That had an impact on email addresses users or newsletter subscribers provided to OpenSea.

An employee of our email vendor, https://t.co/6vM4WAcJal, misused their employee access to download & share email addresses with an unauthorized external party.

Email addresses provided to OpenSea by users or newsletter subscribers were impacted.https://t.co/Osb6qqkqZZ

— OpenSea (@opensea) June 30, 2022

The NFT marketplace said it is working with Customer.io to investigate the case, and have reported the incident to law enforcement. OpenSea warned that there is a high likelihood for email phishing attempts as the data compromise included email addresses.

The company advised to treat any future emails sent by OpnSea carefully, and gave some tips to avoid possible attacks. It's important to note that the official domain of the platform is opensea.io and users should be cautious while receiving emails from other domains.

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