Essentia: Some updates on security and recent events
PostedSeptember 1, 2018
Some updates on security and recent events
As blockchain pioneers, we constantly strive to be at the
forefront of emerging technologies and security protocols,
that is why the entire
Essentia ecosystem assumed a thorough audit to detect
any potential fragilities.
Today, we detected a breach in the Essentia test network
which resulted in the leak of 37k investor email and IP
addresses containing geolocation and timezones.
With utmost priority, we immediately restructured the
concerned infrastructure and completely changed API
information in order to
prevent the possibility of a future compromise.
We want to reiterate that no critical infrastructure was breached.
The Essentia framework/protocol remains completely secure and only
the essentia.network - hosting our testing environment - was breached.
No account details, wallets, passwords or personal information were affected.
Any leak in email addresses can lead to potential spam
attacks or phishing attempts, so please be cautious at
all times and contact the Essentia team if you spot
anything suspicious. Just like emails, IP addresses
do not directly correlate with user accounts but they
details such as country location and time.
As we make the transition to more safe and secure decentralized
resources, we still rely on a few services not empowered by
blockchain. After discovering the breach, independent
white-hat hackers determined that no other databases were compromised and
all necessary measures were taken to prevent a future attack.
By enduring these events recently, our security team has
vastly improved their experience and thus increasing the
standard internally. We’ve also hired a reputable specialist
which will assist us in constantly increasing our internal standard.
Our international team of leading engineers and experts continue
to work day and night to bring superior security and privacy to
the digital world. The arrival of the Web
3.0 is just around the corner, and we plan on bringing it