We have had several questions in response to the newsletter delivered on Saturday.
Whilst we aim to provide as much information as possible, there is an ongoing investigation, where additional information will be provided when and where available.
StartNode Operator Gifting System
Once operations resume in the next couple of days, operators will receive their backdated coins from the last two weeks. Additionally, future deliveries will be made every Tuesday afternoon.
We will be contacting all current operators, individually, in these couple of days to resolve any queries.
Are StartJOIN accounts secure?
Yes, users’ StartJOIN account passwords are safe. However, there is every reason to take extra care with your logins across the board.
From what we can see, there is a rise in password & general theft activities across platforms and service providers - please do ensure that your passwords and general login details are diverse and regularly changed.
User who are logging in via Facebook on StartJOIN.com - Please ensure that your Facebook login details are secured as that could be a way into your StartJOIN account.
However you choose to login, we would like to reiterate our earlier advice:
Given the capacity, we recommend that all users enable 2-factor authentication as that is, currently, the best way to prevent any unauthorised login.
Some reading materials on current cybersecurity affairs
Mark Zuckerberg and the $80 million stolen password (Recode.net, 18/05/16)
Another Day, Another Hack: 117 Million LinkedIn Emails And Passwords (Motherboard, 07/06/16)
Someone is selling 33 million Twitter passwords on the Dark Web (Mashable, 09/06/16)
As StartCOIN Holdings continue to work with law enforcement and independent security experts throughout this investigation, we will continue to provide updates where and when we can. Anybody who is concerned about the status of their account or wallets, please contact us via email@example.com.
Alternatively, you can also follow us on Twitter @start_coin and @startjoin for updates.