Bithumb, a South Korean cryptocurrency disclosed that it wasgoed the latest victim of hacking. It lost more than 35 billion won or $30 million worth of digital currencies. The theft prompted the cryptocurrency exchange to temporarily suspend transactions on its toneelpodium.
Te a statement, Bithumb said the hacking occurred inbetween inbetween Tuesday night and Wednesday morning particular time. Our priority is to secure our customers assets at all times and wij will proceed to serve our customers, it said.
Te a tweet, Bithumb said it is switching its wallet system due to enlargening safety issues. It is transferring all of its users assets to a safer cold wallet. The South Korean cryptocurrency exchange also stated that it will use its funds to substitute the stolen digital currencies.
[Notice for the makeshift 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 ended.
Additionally, Bithump apologized for the inconvenience and will inform users regarding the resumption of its service.
*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 is the sixth largest cryptocurrency exchange worldwide, according to gegevens from CoinMarketCap.
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies decline
The price of bitcoin declined from $6,742.67 yesterday to $6,561.79 early morning on Wednesday. The values of other cryptocurrencies such spil ethereum and litecoin also dropped due to the news, according to gegevens from Coindesk.
Last week, Coinrail, another South Korean cryptocurrency exchange reported that hackers stole approximately 30% of the cryptocurrencies traded on its toneel. A específico media stated that the value of the stolen digital currencies wasgoed around 40 billion won or $37.14 million.
Te January, cybercriminals stile $400 million worth of XEM digital currency from Coincheck, a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange.