- Gemini customers fell victim to several phishing scams last year
- Part of user data was illegally disclosed by a third party
Crypto exchange Gemini published information about incidents that led to a phishing campaign targeting users in Europe.
In a statement, the company said it was aware of two such cases:
“We are aware of two incidents in which scammers managed to obtain the names, email addresses and phone numbers of Gemini customers. This information was provided to them by third party vendors we use.”
The company has previously mentioned one of these scams. But the exchange recently said it learned of another incident that happened last fall. He was associated with so-called “bad actors” who cheated employees. They somehow forced them to provide personal data to enter the platform. Credentials were then used to access the names, email addresses, and in some cases, phone numbers of Gemini customers.
“These incidents may be part of a global attack on crypto platforms by this group of scammers,” the company said in a statement.
The beginning of this year was not the best for the exchange. She closed her Earn program and also cut staff by 10%.