Digital Currency Worth $32Mln Stolen From Japanese Bitcoin Trader - Reports
6 days ago
Fri 12th July 2019 | 07:48 PM
Japan's cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint said Friday it had been hacked for 3.5 billion yen ($32 million) and had to halt its operations, according to local media
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 12th July, 2019)
Bitpoint said Friday it had been hacked for 3.5
) and had to halt its operations, according to local
It noticed an irregular outflow of Ripple
Currency and checked its hot wallet system, which stored five cryptocurrencies, to find other digital coins had been stolen, the Kyodo news agency said.
Hacked assets include about 2.5
billion yen owned by Bitpoint customers, with the rest being the company's holdings.
exchange was one of the companies ordered by the Japanese financial watchdog last year to tighten internal controls after some 53 billion yen was stolen in the Coincheck hack.