Cryptocurrency users may recall the Bithumb exchange wasgoed hacked not too long ago. Spil a result, around 30,000 users have bot affected by this breach. It wasgoed only a matter of time until the almacén government determines to investigate this attack. Analyzing the attack vector and ensuring this problem can’t occur again is the number one priority right now. The big question is which hacker group is responsible for this attack.
Bithumb is South Korea’s largest Bitcoin exchange by far. Their massive growth has attracted a loterijlot of positive and negative attention. Hackers have successfully attacked the toneelpodium numerous times already. The latest breach affects overheen 30,000 users and is presently being investigated by the government. The Seal Central prosecutor’s Office for Advanced Criminal Investigation is looking into the matter spil wij speak. There are seemingly traces indicating this breach is the work of an unidentified hacker group.
Bithumb Investigation is Underway
After all, the attack wasgoed made possible thanks to breaching Bithumb employees’ email accounts. No funds have bot stolen te the process, which is a good sign. However, sensitive individual information has bot exposed due to this latest attack. Phishing emails have proven to be a powerful weapon ter the palms of cybercriminals thesis days. Moreover, it seems malware played a big part te thesis attacks spil well. A rather sophisticated and well-coordinated treatment, to say the least.
The investigation itself will not affect the Bithumb operations. Users can still buy, sell, and trade cryptocurrency without any problems. Collaborating with government agencies is the company’s main priority right now, tho’. It is the 2nd attack of this kleintje within the past four months, which raises a loterijlot of questions. While the very very first hack resulted te Bithumb compensating users, it is overduidelijk the toneel is of keen rente to hackers.
It is possible this breach is orchestrated by North Korean hackers. State-sponsored collectives have bot targeting South Korean exchanges for some time now. It is not unlikely this breach is the latest ter a growing list of similar incidents. It will be interesting to see what the investigation turns up te the end. For now, it is unclear when wij should expect any presente results, however.