Hackers stole about $97 million (a good 83 million euros) in an attack on Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Liquid. The Tokyo-based trading platform has noticed “unauthorized access” to some wallets.
Hackers stole about $97 million (a good 83 million euros) in an attack on Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Liquid. The Tokyo-based trading platform announced Thursday that it had discovered “unauthorized access to certain wallets managed by Liquid.”
According to its own information, Elliptic Liquid supports in finding the stolen data. The Japanese trading platform has temporarily suspended cryptocurrency withdrawals to assess the damage. Cryptocurrency trading has not stopped.
About a week and a half ago, a cyber attack on the American service provider Poly Network stole cryptocurrencies with a record value of $613 million. This was admitted by a hacker named “Mr. White Hat”, claiming to have worked from a spa company. According to Polly Network, he has promised to return all the loot.
Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin or Ethereum are based on what is known as blockchain technology. It makes it possible to do without banks, because transactions are carried out directly from one user to another. However, different currencies are often used not as a means of payment, but as an object for speculation and investment.
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