MetaMask Wallet Data Breach: What You Need to Know
ConsenSys has announced that its popular product, the MetaMask cryptocurrency wallet, was compromised due to a data breach.
The attack targeted a third-party customer service provider, not the MetaMask application itself. The issue was discovered in August 2021 and resolved in February 2023.
ConsenSys claims that users who did not contact customer service during the affected period have nothing to worry about. However, MetaMask users who shared personal information with the third-party customer service provider during the said period may be at risk.
The attack may have compromised limited personal data, such as name, surname, date of birth, phone number, postal address, or economic and financial information.
Around 7,000 users worldwide were potentially affected, and three users reportedly suffered economic loss due to the breach. ConsenSys has since stopped unauthorized access and taken measures to mitigate the adverse effects of the incident.
Users of MetaMask can still feel confident using the app as the wallet itself does not require any of the personal information noted above to function.
ConsenSys has advised users to remain vigilant, never share their seed phrase or personal information, and report suspicious requests or messages. By doing due diligence and staying alert, users can keep themselves and their assets safe in the wild frontier of cryptocurrency.