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September 22, 2023

Nansen’s Security Breach Reveals 6.8% of User Emails and Blockchain Addresses

In Brief

Nansen’s breach led to the exposure of email addresses, password hashes, and blockchain addresses of  6.8% users.

Crypto analytics platform Nansen, today disclosed a security breach that exposed a portion of its user base to potential risks. The breach led to the exposure of email addresses, password hashes, and blockchain addresses of some users.

In a public announcement, the firm revealed that the incident was the result of a compromise in one of its third-party vendor’s systems.

The breach has impacted approximately 6.8% of Nansen’s users. It occurred due to a third-party vendor’s online system, utilized by numerous Fortune 500 companies, was compromised. Nansen, however, refrained from disclosing the vendor’s name.

Nansen clarified that the intrusion granted the attacker administrative access to an account pivotal for providing customer access to its platform.

Taking swift action, Nansen sent notifications to affected users yesterday via email, advising them to promptly change their passwords. This precaution was recommended to mitigate potential risks, as other applications utilizing the same email address and password combinations could be vulnerable.

Several Nansen users took to Twitter to share their receipt of email alerts from the firm, further underlining the seriousness of the situation.

The company has reportedly initiated a comprehensive investigation in collaboration with the affected vendor and external legal advisors. Nansen committed to maintaining a transparent line of communication with its users throughout the investigative process.

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Victor is a Managing Tech Editor/Writer at Metaverse Post and covers artificial intelligence, crypto, data science, metaverse and cybersecurity within the enterprise realm. He boasts half a decade of media and AI experience working at well-known media outlets such as VentureBeat, DatatechVibe and Analytics India Magazine. Being a Media Mentor at prestigious universities including the Oxford and USC and with a Master's degree in data science and analytics, Victor is deeply committed to staying abreast of emerging trends. He offers readers the latest and most insightful narratives from the Tech and Web3 landscape.

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Victor is a Managing Tech Editor/Writer at Metaverse Post and covers artificial intelligence, crypto, data science, metaverse and cybersecurity within the enterprise realm. He boasts half a decade of media and AI experience working at well-known media outlets such as VentureBeat, DatatechVibe and Analytics India Magazine. Being a Media Mentor at prestigious universities including the Oxford and USC and with a Master's degree in data science and analytics, Victor is deeply committed to staying abreast of emerging trends. He offers readers the latest and most insightful narratives from the Tech and Web3 landscape.

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