Solana Foundation warns about security incident with Mailchimp

The Solana Network’s non-profit organization, the Solana Foundation, on January 14th disclosed a security incident involving its email service provider Mailchimp.

According to emails sent to users and reviewed by Cointelegraph, the Foundation was notified by Mailchimp on January 12 that “an unauthorized actor accessed the Solana Foundation Mailchimp instance and exported certain user data.” was done.

The information accessed and exported in this incident included the user’s name and their Telegram username. The Solana Foundation says:

“Based on information received from Mailchimp, affected information may include, among other things, email addresses, names, and Telegram usernames, but in any case, if the user does not It is limited to the extent that you provide sensitive information.This will affect passwords and credit card information.”

The number of users affected by the incident is unknown. At the time of publication, there was no official statement from Solana or Mailchimp regarding the incident. Solana did not immediately respond to Cointelegraph’s request for comment.

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A few weeks ago, another cryptocurrency company exposed user emails to third-party providers. As Cointelegraph reported on his Dec. 13th, the hacker was able to access his 5,701,649 lines of information about the customers of cryptocurrency exchange Gemini. This included email addresses and partial phone numbers.

This isn’t the first time a cryptocurrency company has experienced security issues with Mailchimp. In August 2022, email his marketing platform Mailchimp suspended crypto content related to crypto news or related services to his creators and platforms. Users started having problems logging into their accounts, followed by service disruption notices.

At the time, Mailchimp said:

The company also said, “In response to recent attacks targeting Mailchimp’s crypto-related users, we are proactively suspending account access to accounts that detect suspicious activity while we further investigate the incident.” We have taken steps,” he said.

The Beosin Global Web3 Security Report 2022 revealed 167 major security incidents in 2022. DeFi projects have been attacked his 113 times. Cointelegraph reports 67.6% of recorded attacks.