Cointelegraph Japan reported that an unknown group of hackers managed to crack one of the Japanese cryptocurrency exchanges and steal cryptocurrencies in the amount of 59 million.
According to local media, the incident in which hackers managed to steal 6.7 billion yen occurred on September 14. With hot wallets of users were stolen 4.5 billion yen, and purses of the company was stolen 2.2 billion yen. All the attackers managed to steal about 59,7 million dollars.
Tech Bureau Inc., which is upravlaushiy company hacked cryptocurrency exchange Zaif, said in a press release that on September 17, there was a bug server, and then Zaif has suspended withdrawals and deposits. September 18, the exchange realized that it was hacking and reported the incident to the Japanese regulator, the financial services Agency (FSA). Hackers managed to steal 5.966 bitcoins (BTC) and (BCH) and MonaCoin (MONA).
According to the Tech Bureau Inc, firm Fisco Digital Asset Group will help Zaif to cover the stolen assets of clients, providing 5 billion yen (44.5 million USD). Tech Bureau entered into an agreement with Fisco the dismissal of more than half Directors and corporate auditors, Fisco will also become the majority shareholder in the company.
According to CoinMarketCap, the exchange Zaif is on 101st place in the ranking of cryptocurrency exchanges by trading volume.