More than 25,000 investors in recently minted cryptocurrency Bezop had their personal information exposed on a public database, Kromtech Alliance reported Wednesday. The security breach made publicly available the investors’ names, addresses, passwords, scanned passports, driver’s licenses and wallet information. Researchers at Kromtech, which makes MacKeeper and MemoryKeeper software, first discovered the leak on March 30, spotting the data within a MongoDB database without any security.
John McAfee, founder of security software company McAfee Associates, had backed Bezop and was a paid adviser to the cryptocurrency company, according to a Bezop blog post Tuesday at Medium. In the post, Bezop said it reported the breach in January and has since “closed and secured” it. Read more here.