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Are there no famous youtubers in the crypto space that we can reach out to bring light to the current issue?  This is pretty mess up.  It’s not just GateHub negligence but also Ripple too with the wallet migration.  If Ripple doesn’t want to step in and take responsibility then everyone in the crypto space needs to know what this company is all about.  I don’t think any company want to risk bad PR.  We need to compile a list of prominent social media figures and reach out to them.  We can all pool and donate for their time speaking on the issues.  If there whales here who are willing to help with some contributions then that would be awesome.  We need to watch each other backs in this community.  Otherwise, it’s always the common fools who get screwed.  

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On June 1 we were made aware of a theft of 201,000 XRP (transaction F6E9E1385E11649A6C2F88723A821AF209B54030886539DCEF9DDD00E6446948) and immediately started investigation. It turned out that the acco

Hey all! We are aware of the matter and are looking into it. If anyone has any information please contact us at: security@gatehub.net   GateHub

Reminder: There is no direct evidence pointing to Gatehub being responsible even though it may appear as the most likely scenario right now. Just be careful about jumping to conclusions What you c

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23 minutes ago, Personology said:

Are there no famous youtubers in the crypto space that we can reach out to bring light to the current issue?  This is pretty mess up.  It’s not just GateHub negligence but also Ripple too with the wallet migration.  If Ripple doesn’t want to step in and take responsibility then everyone in the crypto space needs to know what this company is all about.  I don’t think any company want to risk bad PR.  We need to compile a list of prominent social media figures and reach out to them.  We can all pool and donate for their time speaking on the issues.  If there whales here who are willing to help with some contributions then that would be awesome.  We need to watch each other backs in this community.  Otherwise, it’s always the common fools who get screwed.  

I think @Silkjaer articles already super bad publicity. Just that we still waiting for them to come out with something. 

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This is the fine that company which had a data breach faces in the the UK where there was no financial harm to its customers, there are still a lot of options open once Gatehub make their next statement stating what they know. Regardless they the ICO will investigate as this is under EU jurisdiction laws as well but it will take time (@Gatehub cannot refuse to cooperate as that means potential further court action by the state regulator against company directors I.e prison if found guilty of any alleged wrongdoing in law ) : 

 

British Airways faces a fine of £183m for a data breach in which customers' credit-card data was stolen - but says there is no evidence of harm to passengers.

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) says it intends to issue the airline with a penalty notice under the Data Protection Act.

The proposed penalty is £183.4m, representing 1.5 per cent of BA's worldwide revenue in 2017.

In September 2018, British Airways' chairman and chief executive, Alex Cruz, revealed what he called "a very sophisticated, malicious attack".

Cyber criminals stole personal and financial information from hundreds of thousands of customers who booked direct with the airline over a two-week spell in August and early September.

The Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, said: "People's personal data is just that - personal. 

"When an organisation fails to protect it from loss, damage or theft it is more than an inconvenience. That's why the law is clear - when you are entrusted with personal data you must look after it. Those that don't will face scrutiny from my office to check they have taken appropriate steps to protect fundamental privacy rights."

Mr Cruz (British Airways) said: "We are surprised and disappointed in this initial finding from the ICO

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2 hours ago, Harrryquartz said:

This is the fine that company which had a data breach faces in the the UK where there was no financial harm to its customers, there are still a lot of options open once Gatehub make their next statement stating what they know.

Does anyone know if crypto secret keys, in this context, would be treated as personal data under GDPR?

In theory, Gatehub did not keep records of people's secret keys (only encrypted keys, which Gatehub could not decrypt), so it could be argued that an individual could not be identified using only the secret key.

I don't think it's the same as credit card data, which will always be linked to an individual's record in a company's database.

Also, fines such as the ones above would not be compensation to the victims, that would still need to be pursued separately. In fact, if such a fine was imposed on Gatehub, it would make it even harder for them to compensate...

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2 hours ago, at3n said:

In theory, Gatehub did not keep records of people's secret keys (only encrypted keys, which Gatehub could not decrypt), so it could be argued that an individual could not be identified using only the secret key.

I don't think it's the same as credit card data, which will always be linked to an individual's record in a company's database.

Encrypted personal data is also personal data according to GDPR.

Furthermore, wallet addresses can be extracted from secret keys and wallet addresses could be stored together with personal data in KYC files, so it is theoretically possible to link the secret key to the identity of a person. This is a grey area in GDPR, with room for discussion, but there definitely are arguments.

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3 hours ago, at3n said:

Does anyone know if crypto secret keys, in this context, would be treated as personal data under GDPR?

In theory, Gatehub did not keep records of people's secret keys (only encrypted keys, which Gatehub could not decrypt), so it could be argued that an individual could not be identified using only the secret key.

I don't think it's the same as credit card data, which will always be linked to an individual's record in a company's database.

Also, fines such as the ones above would not be compensation to the victims, that would still need to be pursued separately. In fact, if such a fine was imposed on Gatehub, it would make it even harder for them to compensate...

BA was just an example of a hack and decisive action by the regulator. ICO can order compensation as well as issue fines and it relates to all aspects of personal data. Their prime responsibility is protect individuals affected or potentially affected by data breach and not the company.

 Gatehub have now contacted the ICOas they are registered as tier 1 organisation with ICO......

Registration number:ZA198432

Date registered:05 August 2016

Registration expires:04 August 2020

Payment tier:Tier 1

Data controller:Gatehub Limited

Address:88-90 Hatton Garden 
London 
EC1N 8PN

.............and ActionFraud to report and will be issuing statement via email  in the next 7days. 

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4 hours ago, mrenne said:

Encrypted personal data is also personal data according to GDPR.

But normally the data controller has a means to decrypt such data. If a controller encrypts the data and throws away the key (hands it off to the user in this case), does that reduce their need for compliance (could it count as anonymised data)? Furthermore, if the encryption is actually done by the client's browser, then the data controller never even knew the encryption key to begin with, and is essentially acting as a cloud storage service for data that was encrypted by the user. If all that was true, and perfectly executed, does that change anything?

I guess that in this case it doesn't matter, because whatever protections were in place clearly failed, and not as a result of user error (we can presume).

Perhaps I'm showing my ignorance, but the concept is interesting to discuss.

4 hours ago, mrenne said:

Furthermore, wallet addresses can be extracted from secret keys and wallet addresses could be stored together with personal data in KYC files, so it is theoretically possible to link the secret key to the identity of a person. This is a grey area in GDPR, with room for discussion, but there definitely are arguments.

Good point, maybe that would be enough to get them.

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We've been contacted by a victim of June 27, so while we thought that the perpetrators were done this was a cue to look into movements to see if there were other thefts we didn't know about. 

Perpetrators have changed tactics and we have been able to identify several thefts, the latest being July 7, and the stolen amount is now close to 26M.

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We've been contacted by a victim of June 27, so while we thought that the perpetrators were done this was a cue to look into movements to see if there were other thefts we didn't know about. 
Perpetrators have changed tactics and we have been able to identify several thefts, the latest being July 7, and the stolen amount is now close to 26M.

What do you mean by changing tactics? In what sense they changed?
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