New York Man Charged With Trafficking Credit Card Info, Using Bitcoin to Launder Proceeds
Vitalii Antonenko, 28, has been indicted for allegedly stealing and selling reams of payment card data, the proceeds of which he laundered in bitcoin.
The bitcoin marketplace has halted withdrawal requests temporarily.
Sunday’s dump of customer emails and addresses serves as a sobering reminder that even a maker of hardware crypto wallets can become a data honeypot.
The data, provided to a whistle-blower site, is not being made public over privacy concerns.
BTC Markets, one of Australia's biggest cryptocurrency exchanges, has accidentally exposed users' data, raising the risk of phishing attacks.
The exchange said customer funds are safe.