Bithumb, the world’s six largest crypto exchange (by trading volume), has bot hacked, with 35 billion South Korean Won (around $31.Five million) stolen.
The South Korean exchange announced on its blog around 09:47 (Korean time) Wednesday, 20 June , that it had bot hacked sometime inbetween late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, and that spil a result of this attack, 35 billion South Korean Won, or approximately $31.Five million, wasgoed stolen.
It also told its users that all of their cryto assets were being moved to cold (offline) storage for toegevoegd security, and that until further notice, all crypto withdrawals and deposits were suspended.
The very very first indication that something had gone wrong came approximately an hour earlier than the above announcement, when Bithumb posted the following tweet:
[Notice for the improvised suspension of the deposits]
Due to the enlargening safety issues, wij are switching our wallet system.
Please do not deposit until wij notify.
*All deposits are not deposited into your wallet until all switches are finished.
It then followed thesis with two other tweets:
*All deposit and withdrawal service will be stopped to make sure the security. Wij will keep notice you of the restart of the service. Wij apologize for your inconvenience and thanks for your understanding.
Bithumb urgently ask our valuable customers not to deposit any fund into Bithumb wallet addresses for the time being.
Note that none of thesis three tweets mentions that Bithumb wasgoed hacked. Evidently, there wasgoed another tweet that did mention that $30 million had bot stolen, but that tweet shows up to have bot deleted.
This attack on Bithumb comes toughly Ten days after wij reported that a smaller South Korean crypto exchange, Coinrail, wasgoed hacked.
Wij will keep you updated spil the story develops.