Criminals Broke Into Bithumb and Took $30 Million

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This morning a cyber attack of the virtual currency exchange Bithumb was carried out. Bithumb is located in South Korea. It used to be the first cryptocurrency exchange in the world. Now it occupies the 6th place. What was stolen and what kind of statement was made by the representative of the exchange?

According to the Bithumb report, the company discovered abnormal activity at 11 p.m. on the 19th of June, and by 1:30 am of the next day, it turned out that the exchange had been hacked due to restrictions on storage measures. At 9:40 in the morning, Bithumb representatives reported to the Korean Information Security Agency (KISA).

The Twitter post of Bithumb claimed that:


We checked that some of cryptocurrencies valued about $30,000,000 was stolen. Those stolen cryptocurrencies will be covered from Bithumb and all of assets are being transferring to cold wallet.”

The exchange promised to repay all the customers, so they will not suffer from the attack.

The attacks on cryptocurrency exchanges are getting more frequent. We would like to remind you that earlier criminals broke into another Asian exchange – Coincheck.

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