In the aftermath of a security breach at Kroll, FTX temporarily suspended user accounts accessing its claims portal. The bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange announced its decision on X (formerly Twitter) as a preventive measure to ward off further incidents or additional damages. Kroll, the designated claims and advisory agent overseeing FTX’s ongoing bankruptcy process, had experienced a vulnerability that exposed non-sensitive data of claimants.
FTX reassured its user base that all submitted claim data remained secure and unaffected by the breach.
Phishing Threat: FTX Customers Targeted
Unlike the benign nature of the data exposed during the Kroll breach, blockchain analyst ZachXBT reported that phishing emails had begun infiltrating FTX customers’ inboxes. This indicates a potential compromise of personal information, increasing the risk of targeted scams. While Kroll provided assurance regarding the secure state of its systems and subsequent control, the emergence of phishing scams under emails raises questions about the veracity of these claims.