On the morning of May 8, the world-renowned cryptocurrency exchange currency announced that the currency security was discovered at 17:15:24 on May 7 and the hacker was hot from the BTC at the block height of 575012. Stealing 7,000 bitcoins in the wallet.
The currency claims that hackers can exploit the vulnerability to obtain a large number of users' API keys, 2FA codes, and potentially other information. Hackers use a variety of technologies, including phishing, viruses, and other attacks.
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However, this piracy incident only affected the BTC in the coin security wallet, which accounted for 2% of the total amount of BTC. The other wallets are safe and not hurt.
For this part of the asset loss, the currency said that the SAFU fund will use the full payment of this event to protect the user's funds from being affected. At present, the currency has suspended all bitcoin withdrawals and recharges. Next, the currency security will undergo a thorough security review, which is expected to take about a week.
It is worth noting that this is the first publicly acknowledged theft since the establishment of the currency in 2017.
On March 7, 2018, the currency was attacked by hackers. The hackers sold a large number of other tokens of the users of the currency exchange, and bought bitcoin to smash an unknown small currency, which caused the currency to rise tremendously in a short period of time. The hacker did not steal any assets from the money security, but through a series of operations to the market into a huge panic, profit from it.
In July 2018, the currency was again reported to be stolen, saying that the currency was hacked and tens of thousands of bitcoins were diverted. He Yi, the co-founder of the currency security, denied this.
As of press time, the price of BTC dropped rapidly from 6,000 US dollars to about 5,700 US dollars due to the news of the stolen money. BNB prices fell from $22.45 to around $19.90.
(BTC price, data from QKL123 )
(BNB price, data from QKL123 )