The crypto analytics platform Nansen has disclosed that their data has been breached. Nansen warned users to stay vigilant after the breach of some users’ email addresses, password hashes, and blockchain addresses.
A post on the official Nansen X account claims that the vendor is a reputable organization that Fortune 500 companies in the same industry rely on to manage customer data. According to a preliminary investigation, 6.8% of its user are affected.
Nansen also shared a photo informing users, which says, “A breach on the vendor’s side gave an attacker access to admin rights to an account used to provision customer access to our platform. We managed to stop the unauthorized access shortly after learning about it and launched an immediate investigation.”
A small portion of these users also had their password hashes and blockchain addresses exposed, in addition to their email addresses being made public. The company sent letters to affected users, advising them to change their passwords because other applications using the same email address and password might also be vulnerable.
According to Nansen, user funds are unaffected because they never request the user’s private key. As well as discussing phishing attempts, Nansen advises users to double-check the sender of any communication that purports to be from Nansen.