Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint was hacked by hackers who stole $ 32 million in virtual currency.
Today, the platform suspended trading activities as well as the provision of other services, including withdrawals and deposits. The reason for this was the leak of funds from the hot wallet discovered on Thursday..
Almost 72% ($ 23 million) of the total stolen virtual currencies belonged to Bitpoint customers, according to an announcement by Remixpoint, the exchange’s parent company..
Representatives the platforms say they are also specifying which cryptocurrencies were stolen and their quantity. IN anyway, the hacker could only get access to five supported coins: bitcoin, ether, XRP, bitcoin cash and litecoin
Japanese crypto exchanges often attract the attention of cybercriminals. Less than a year later, Zaif lost $ 62 million. The largest hack in the history of the crypto market is also associated with the Japanese exchange. In January 2019, hackers withdrew 523 million NEM from Coincheck, which at that time was more than $ 520 million.
text: Ivan Malichenko, photo: internationalbanker
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