Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Fourth Largest South Korean Bitcoin Stock Exchange Bithumb Hacked

Attackers have hacked the fourth largest South Korean bitcoin stock exchange Bithumb and data and money of users stolen. Bithumb is one of the largest exchanges where digital currency bitcoin and ethereum traded. The attackers were able to access the personal information of nearly 32,000 Bithumb users, including names, mobile phone numbers and email addresses, so let know Brave New Coin.

According to the exhibition is about three percent of the customers. Let customers know that converted stolen millions of euros to digital currency, but Bithumb suggests that the attackers had no direct access to client funds. According to the fair, the attackers managed to penetrate through the computer of an employee. The attackers would then use the stolen personal information to calling customers and to steal additional information which transactions could be carried out.

Bithumb discovered the data breach on June 29 and alerted the authorities on 30 June. More than 100 Bithumb users have been reported to the South Korean police. The exchange said the victims of the data breach will pay a fee of the equivalent of 76 euros. Users who have suffered Further damages will be compensated for as soon as the amount is confirmed, so notify South Korean media.

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