Nansen, a prominent player in the crypto and blockchain analytics sector, has reported a security breach originating from one of its third-party vendors, impacting 6.8% of its user base. The breach granted hackers administrative privileges to an account responsible for granting customer access to the platform.
While not explicitly naming the affected company, Nansen indicated that it is a well-established firm commonly utilized by Fortune 500 companies and industry peers for data management. The compromised users had their email addresses, some password hashes, and a few blockchain addresses exposed. Nansen promptly identified and notified the affected individuals, urging them to change their passwords.
Notably, the breach did not impact wallet funds, ensuring user assets remained secure. Nansen, known for providing comprehensive on-chain analytics for major players in the crypto industry, emphasizes the need for a future protocol that balances blockchain transparency, user privacy, and regulatory compliance. Earlier this year, the company had to downsize its workforce by approximately 30% due to market challenges during a bearish period.