Binance has stated that passwords and code, visible on GitHub for months before being removed last week, could lead to “severe financial harm.” The exchange even claims the GitHub repository is “hosting and distributing leaks of internal code,” posing a significant risk to Binance.
Binance Action on Leak Data
The report suggested that the leaked data was accessible for months which could have been advantageous to hackers attempting to compromise Binance’s systems.
In the takedown request, Binance highlighted the “significant risk” posed by the leaked information, emphasizing that it was unauthorized. Binance asserts that the GitHub repository is “hosting and distributing leaks of internal code, posing a significant risk to Binance.”
‘Termf’ First Identified the Issue
The account ‘Termf’ was the first to spot and bring attention to the leaks, raising immediate concerns about the possible misuse of the exposed information.
When questioned by 404 Media on January 5, Binance acknowledged the situation, stating, “We are aware that there’s an individual online claiming to have sensitive Binance information.”
Apparently, Binance has issued a takedown request with GitHub and is pursuing legal action against the user named ‘Termf.’
Binance Concerns Over User Data
It’s important to note that as of now, there is no evidence to suggest that the leaked data was accessed or utilized by malicious entities.
The origin of the leak, whether accidental or intentional by a Binance employee or an external party, remains unknown. Binance’s swift actions aim to mitigate potential risks and uphold the security of its platform.