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Singapore / June 3, 2024 In light of the increasing sophistication of recent cyberattacks targeting cryptocurrency exchange accounts, HTX, the crypto exchange giant, reportedly issued an urgent security alert to its worldwide users to enhance their security vigilance for safeguarding assets.

Recent Cyberattacks and Analysis

Case 1: A user's Chrome browser was infiltrated via the malicious "Aggr" plugin, resulting in the hijacking of browser cookies. Attackers exploited these cookies to access the user's account of a certain exchange without a login password and 2FA code and transfer out $1 million assets by wash trading.

Case 2: Another user fell victim to a sophisticated attack where attackers purchased their personal information on Telegram. The attackers manipulated the user's exchange account through email login and the forgot password option. Subsequently, they applied to change account settings, such as phone number, email address, and even Google Authenticator with AI-generated videos. This breach culminated in the theft of over $2 million assets after 24 hours of changing the account password.

These cases underscore the evolvement of cyber threats, particularly as AI technology is increasingly leveraged by malicious actors. It would be the best if users adopt robust security measures to protect their personal information and assets. For those holding substantial investments, it is critical to implement measures for stringent privacy and isolation, such as disabling third-party plugins and regularly logging out of accounts.

HTXs Commitment to User Asset Security: Timely Upgrade of Security System

As a world-leading cryptocurrency exchange, HTX is unwavering in its priority for user asset security. The exchange's security team continuously enhances its security management including security reserves and real-time security upgrades to counteract emerging threats.

HTX advises users to adhere to the following security practices:

1. Phone Security: When accessing HTX on smartphones, ensure your device security by avoiding the installation of untrusted third-party apps. Only download the HTX app from official app stores and authorized channels.

2. PC Security: For login via PC, ensure your device is protected with robust antivirus software. Avoid installing untrusted third-party applications and browser extensions.

Moreover, HTX maintains a reserve ratio exceeding 100%, assuring users that their assets are always fully withdrawable. The exchange provides monthly disclosures of reserve ratios and open-source verification tools for Merkle tree data, wallet address ownership, and on-chain assets. Looking ahead, HTX is poised to employ even higher financial standards to ensure the long-term security of user assets.

About HTX

Founded in 2013, HTX has evolved over a decade from a simple cryptocurrency exchange to a comprehensive blockchain business ecosystem. This expansion covers a wide range of services including digital asset trading, financial derivatives, wallets, research, investments, incubation, and more. As a world-leading portal to Web 3.0, HTX is committed to a growth strategy focused on global expansion, ecological prosperity, wealth effect, and safety and compliance. This approach enables us to offer comprehensive, safe, and reliable services and value to virtual currency enthusiasts around the world, reinforcing our position as a global gateway to Web3.

Contact Details

Michael Wang

glo-media@htx-inc.com

Company Website

https://www.htx.com

About HTX

Founded in 2013, HTX has evolved over a decade from a simple cryptocurrency exchange to a comprehensive blockchain business ecosystem. This expansion covers a wide range of services including digital asset trading, financial derivatives, wallets, research, investments, incubation, and more. As a world-leading portal to Web 3.0, HTX is committed to a growth strategy focused on global expansion, ecological prosperity, wealth effect, and safety and compliance. This approach enables us to offer comprehensive, safe, and reliable services and value to virtual currency enthusiasts around the world, reinforcing our position as a global gateway to Web3.

Contact Details

Michael Wang

glo-media@htx-inc.com

Company Website

https://www.htx.com/

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