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Digital Currency exchange NiceHash says bitcoin worth nearly $ 64 million hacked

Digital Currency exchange NiceHash says bitcoin worth nearly $ 64 million hacked

(Reuters) – Cryptocurrency market NiceHash said the contents of the bitcoin wallet had been stolen in a security breach one executive said the nearly $ 64 million had been lost.

image file: copy of bitcoin stands for computer color seen in this illustration photo, October 26, 2017. Reuters/Dado Ruvic/file photo

NiceHash head of Marketing Andrei P. Škraba Reuters on Thursday, that “the high degree of skill attack and sophisticated social engineering and that about 4,700 bitcoin worth about $63.92 million at current prices.

he said police to cooperate with local authorities with the aim of declined to give more information. 

earlier, Slovenia based on NiceHash said in a statement posted on its website that it had halted operations for 24 hours as the investigation in the fall.

NiceHash is a digital currency marketplace that matches people looking to sell processing time on their computers in exchange for the digital currency bitcoin.

NiceHash advised users to change passwords on the internet, saying it was still trying to understand what happened during the incident.

“we understand that you will have a lot of questions and we ask for your patience and understanding while we investigate the reasons and find appropriate solutions for the future of the service,” the company said in its statement.

reporting by Jeremy Wagstaff in Singapore B in Bangalore; editing by Jim Finkel and Raju Gopalakrishnan

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digital Currency exchange NiceHash says bitcoin worth nearly $ 64 million hacked

(Reuters) – Cryptocurrency market NiceHash said the contents of the bitcoin wallet had been stolen in a security breach one executive said the nearly $ 64 million had been lost.

image file: copy of bitcoin stands for computer color seen in this illustration photo, October 26, 2017. Reuters/Dado Ruvic/file photo

NiceHash head of Marketing Andrei P. Škraba Reuters on Thursday, that “the high degree of skill attack and sophisticated social engineering and that about 4,700 bitcoin worth about $63.92 million at current prices.

he said police to cooperate with local authorities with the aim of declined to give more information. 

earlier, Slovenia based on NiceHash said in a statement posted on its website that it had halted operations for 24 hours as the investigation in the fall.

NiceHash is a digital currency marketplace that matches people looking to sell processing time on their computers in exchange for the digital currency bitcoin.

NiceHash advised users to change oPasswords on the internet, saying it was still trying to understand what happened during the incident.

“we understand that you will have a lot of questions and we ask for your patience and understanding while we investigate the reasons and find appropriate solutions for the future of the service,” the company said in its statement.

reporting by Jeremy Wagstaff in Singapore B in Bangalore; editing by Jim Finkel and Raju Gopalakrishnan

our criteria:Thomson Reuters trust principles.

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