CoinCut website suffered security breach

Crime | July 31, 2015 By:

CoinCut may have suffered a security breach, temporarily exposing customer data to the public.

Visitors to the website for CoinCut, based in London, were able to access directories that included images of passports, credit and debit cards and personal IDs. The site was taken offline, and it is unclear how long the information was publicly available.

“We’re trying to figure out how that particular directory was made visible to the world – and how the problem leaked out so promptly given that we’re a moderately small bitcoin vendor in the grand scheme of things,” said CoinCut representative Dax Chan.

Chan added that the team is treating this as malicious and that further investigation is taking place.

CoinCut is a UK based bitcoin vendor.