NiceHash loses huge sums of bitcoin to hackers
NiceHash, a marketplace that people sell hashing power and get paid in BitCoin (BTC), or buy hashing power to purchase cryptocurrency with BTC has confirmed it recent attack by hackers.
This was made public on their website informing customers of a security breach, as a result there is a stoppage in all operations for the next 24 hours.
Read excerpt of the public notice ;
“… Importantly, our payment system was compromised and the contents of the NiceHash Bitcoin wallet have been stolen. We are working to verify the precise number of BTC taken…”
“… Clearly, this is a matter of deep concern and we are working hard to rectify the matter in the coming days. In addition to undertaking our own investigation, the incident has been reported to the relevant authorities and law enforcement and we are co-operating with them as a matter of urgency…”
Meanwhile NiceHash has used the medium to recommend, as a precautionary measure to its customers to change their online passwords.
At the time of filing this report, a full scope of what happened is yet unknown as bitcoin marketplaces are under attacks on daily basis.
Consequently, traders and investors in marketplaces should have themselves to blame if this security measure is not taken seriously.