HubSpot Data Breach Ripples Through Crytocurrency Industry

~30 crypto companies were affected, including BlockFi, Swan Bitcoin and NYDIG, providing an uncomfortable reminder about how much data CRM systems snarf up.

A rogue employee working at HubSpot – used by more than 135,000 (and growing) customers to manage marketing campaigns and on-board new users – has been fired over a breach that zeroed in on the company’s cryptocurrency customers, the company confirmed on Friday.

The breach has rippled through the crypto industry: As of Monday, crypto lending platform BlockFi, bitcoin-purchasing automation platform Swan Bitcoin, bitcoin company NYDIG, peer-to-peer payments technology company Circle and cryptocurrency fund Pantera Capital (which was hit a month prior) had been affected.

That list comes from the financial media outlet Blockworks, which has reviewed emails the companies have sent to customers, along with public tweets, advising customers on how to stay safe.

The damage was minimal, HubSpot said in its March 18 notification: The thieves exported data from fewer than 30 customer portals. It’s already notified the victimized companies, the company said.

Threatpost asked HubSpot for a full list of affected HubSpot cryptocurrency customers, as well as confirmation of what superpowers its super admins have over customer data stored

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