Cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform BitMEX appears to have accidentally revealed a number of its users’ personal email addresses, according to a statement from the company. And indeed, images from Twitter show that BitMEX failed to use blind copy on a mass email to its users.
“We are aware that some of our users have received a general user update email earlier today, which contained the email addresses of other users,” the platform wrote in a blog post.
We are aware of an email privacy issue impacting our customers. We have identified the root cause and will be in touch with any users affected by the issue. See our blog for details: https://blog.bitmex.com/statement-on-email-privacy-issue-impacting-our-users/ …
12:58 AM – Nov 1, 2019
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“Our team have (sic) acted immediately to contain the issue and we are taking steps to understand the extent of the impact. Rest assured that we are doing everything we can to identify the root cause of the fault and we will be in touch with any users affected by the issue.”
The privacy of our users is a top priority and we are very sorry for the concern this has caused to our users,” the post concluded.
Crypto Twitter was quick to pick up on the incident
BitMEX’ mistake has already been picked up by crypto twitter.
At roughly 07:30 GMT, a twitter user operating under the handle @sakuraricebird posted an image of the BitMEX users’ revealed email addresses.