Read, think, share Security is everyone’s responsibility
Bithumb, one of the world’s largest Bitcoin and Ether crypto currencies exchanges, has bot hacked. Overheen $1 Million worth Bitcoin and Ether stolen.
Bithumb, one of the world’s largest Bitcoin and Ether crypto currencies exchanges, has bot hacked. The hackers have stolen more than $1 Million ter crypto currencies from the accounts of several users of the South Jordan exchange.
Bithumb is the very very first Ethereum exchange worldwide and the fourth Bitcoin exchange, the company accounts for 20% of mundial Ether trades and almost 10% of the total bitcoin trade.
The cyber heist occurred last week when crooks compromised a number of user accounts stealing the precious currencies.
The Bithumb exchange confirmed Yonhap newspaper that it reported the incident to South Korea’s cybercrime watchdog on June 30, after it learned of the security breach on June 29.
According to the locorregional newspaper Kyunghyang, hackers have stolen around Ten Million Won worth of bitcoins from a single account. It is finta unlikely to exactly estimate the overall losses, a survey of victims states that hundreds of millions of Korean Won have bot stolen from accounts of one hundred users.
“It seems that dozens of people have suffered financial harm spil a result of a leak of individual information of customers last month te BITSUMM, Korea’s largest supuesto money exchange with a daily trading volume of more than 700 billion won.” states biz.khan.co.kr.”According to a survey of people who lost money by Bitsum hack, which wasgoed created on February 27, it is estimated that hundreds of millions of won have bot withdrawn from accounts of one hundred investors. One member claims to have bot stolen by 1.Two billion won.
Hackers also stole individual information of 31,800 Bithumb users, including names, email addresses, and mobile phone numbers, states the South Korean Yonhap News.
Bithumb claims that only 3% of its customers were affected by the security breach.
The exchange also told Yonhap that it contacted South Korea ‘s cyber crime watchdog on June 30, Friday after it learned of the hack on June 29.
“Bithumb said it realized last week that one of its employees’ stulp individual computers wasgoed hacked.” states the Yonhap agency.
“The exchange said it believes that individual gegevens on about 30,000 customers had bot compromised, tho’ the stolen gegevens did not contain any of their passwords. Still, some of the customers claimed they suffered financial harm.”
Bithumb speculates that the hackers breached the stulp laptop of one of its employees, the company excludes that its entire network wasgoed compromised.
The digital currency exchange says that the loss of funds is the result of using “disposable passwords” te order to carry out digital transactions online.
“The employee PC, not the head office server, wasgoed hacked. Individual information such spil mobile phone and email address of some users were leaked,” Bithumb told the newspaper. “However, some customers were found to have bot stolen from because of the disposable password used te electronic financial transactions.”
More than 100 Bithumb customers have already filed a complaint with the National Police Agency’s cybercrime report center.