“Many of the customer accounts that were impacted either had no money in them or were not being used. We are still investigating the incident and the information that was compromised.”
The crypto exchange noted the attacker did not get access to the firm’s core systems, reassuring users there was ‘no loss of customer funds.’
Bitfinex said it is already contacting ‘all affected customers,’ adding that law enforcement ‘has been notified.’
In early November 2023, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) issued an official warning against Bitfinex due to the unauthorized promotion of financial services and products without proper regulatory approval. While the FCA recommended that citizens avoid using Bitfinex’s services, the exchange pointed out it held detailed discussions with the regulator to take proactive measures to meet the FCA’s requirements.