Recently, Coin Rivet and numerous different websites stated that a darknet vendor, posting on the darknet forum ‘Dread’ under the ‘ExploitDot’ moniker, was trying to sell 100,000 know-your-customer (KYC) documents, supposedly stolen from exchanges including Binance, Bitfinex, Bittrex, and Poloniex.
Thank you! I can't believe CCN makes articles/FUD this bad. The original Reddit post didn't even include Binance. CCN also admit they did not verify or see any stolen data. Irresponsible in-industry journalism. Disappointed! https://t.co/1ACiY13xsd
— CZ Binance (@cz_binance) January 22, 2019
And it currently claims to own proof proving that the leaked KYC photos don’t seem to be from its accounts. In an exceeding statement issued to Coin Rivet, it says: “As we’ve got usually declared, security is our prime priority. With this in mind, we’ve got varied measures in situ to confirm the safe-keeping of our customers’ info.”
“Binance KYC information, together with all dimensions of identity attributes, ar hold on and indexed with fine-grained permission controls and any protected by rigorous security audits. With relevancy the news of “leaked KYC photos” creating its rounds on social media, we’ve got confirmation that the photographs don’t seem to be from Binance accounts,” it adds.
During the KYC method, all image information collected from customers is embedded with a hidden digital watermark. These solely perceptible underneath specific conditions, enabling Binance to infix info on every person that has initiated image-related operations, in addition, because of the supply of the icon and relevant audit details. These watermarks will be detected notwithstanding the photographs are changed.
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“After careful assessment, we’ve got finished that the photographs in question don’t contain our watermark, indicating that these pictures don’t seem to be from verified Binance accounts. Additionally to the same technology, within the best interest of protecting our customers, we have a tendency to conjointly make sure that all sensitive user info, like image information, is encrypted in accordance with trade standards (AES). As a result, customers also are well-protected at the associate degree infrastructure level,” Binance says.
“If to any extent further allegations relating to leaks of sensitive info ought to arise, we are going to stay diligent in promptly reviewing and assessing the validity of such claims,” it concludes.
We’d say, let’s all move on now, but something tells us this story still has legs.