Hackers managed to hack into one of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges in South Korea – Bithumb.
Attackers stole funds in cryptocurrency for about $ 30 million. At the moment, all deposits and payments are temporarily suspended.
Representatives have already stated that the stolen funds to compensate all the affected users, and that all assets are moved to the cold wallet:
*All deposit and withdrawal service will be stopped to make sure the security. We will keep you notice of the restart of the service. We apologize for your inconvenience and thanks for your understanding.— Bithumb (@BithumbOfficial) June 20, 2018
[Notice of suspension of all services Deposit / withdrawal]
We confirm that some cryptocurrency worth about 30,000,000 dollars were stolen. Bithumb compensate victims for the losses, and all assets transferred to the cold wallet.
Bithumb moved a large number of Ethereum to your cold wallet, after identifying anomalies with access to the exchange. 16 Jun Bithumb announced a sudden check the server to check the security settings. Maintenance was scheduled from 5:20 to KST to 9:00 am KST, but exceeded the scheduled time.
According to the Sentinel Protocol, a project dedicated to discovering hackers, Scam and fraud hot wallet of the exchange was hacked in the night of 19 June, and among the stolen cryptocurrency Ripple is present.
Daily trading volume Bithumb is more than 374 million dollars, which makes this exchange is the sixth largest in the world.
Earlier this month hackers stole around $ 37 million from the South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges Coinrail. At the time of breaking Coinrail was only 99th in the world in terms of trade, but some media said that the hack was the reason for the drop in cryptocurrency markets.