Mining marketplace NiceHash confirmed the information about yesterday’s attack, which led to the loss of 4 736,42 BTC or about $76 million at the current rate.
In a video posted on Facebook CEO and co-founder NiceHash Marco Cobalt has provided new details about how to founded in 2014 the company was committed to attack resulting in the theft of large sums in bitcoin. The announcement followed after a one hour break in the work market and the masses of reports from users about emptying wallets.
According to Cobalt, the attack began on the night of 6 December, after hacking the computer of an employee NiceHash. The company said that the team NiceHash is now working with law enforcement and is conducting a retrospective analysis to establish the course of events.
For several hours, according to Cobalt, the hackers managed to access their system. Already at 3:34 Central time, they began to extort money from the accounts of the company. To the address of the attackers were transferred 4 736,42 BTC. The value of this amount now exceeds $76 million at current prices.
Cobalt explained that it has not yet more information, and called the attack “a stunningly coordinated and very prepared.” He said that the company will report on the possible ways of refund to users in the future.
“We are doing everything possible. However, we will need this time.”