In a recent twist to the ongoing saga of the bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX, the company has reopened its claims portal for customers affected by its collapse.
According to Bitcoin, the move comes after a temporary shutdown following a security incident involving Kroll, the claims management agent. FTX announced on Saturday that users impacted by the breach in August can now access their accounts once again.
“Following our review and assessment of the recent Kroll cybersecurity incident, FTX has unfrozen all affected accounts,” the company stated in a public update on X, formerly known as Twitter.
The incident occurred in late August when Kroll reported a cyberattack on one of its employees’ T-Mobile US accounts, which it described as a “highly sophisticated ‘SIM swapping’ attack.”
FTX subsequently suspended several accounts as a precautionary measure. Kroll clarified that the breach had exposed personal information related to bankruptcy claims for various cryptocurrency companies, including FTX, Blockfi, and Genesis.
However, it stressed that there was no evidence of further system compromises.
In a parallel development, FTX received approval from a bankruptcy judge to liquidate its digital assets valued at over $3.4 billion to meet its creditor obligations.
The assets include a diverse range of cryptocurrencies, with holdings of $560 million in Bitcoin (BTC), $192 million in Ethereum (ETH), and a substantial $1.16 billion in Solana (SOL).
The cryptocurrency community remains cautiously optimistic about the reopening of the FTX claims portal and is closely monitoring further developments in this evolving situation.