One of Bitcoin’s largest online exchange places, Bithumb, has recently been hit by a massive cyber-attack
The authors stole Bitcoin worth than $1 billion and numerous downstream accounts were also compromised by the cyber-attack.
Bithumb is also South Korea’s most notorious online currency exchange places and controls 10% of the world’s Bitcoin transactions.
According to the investigators, the attack was planned for months and it was labeled the robbery of the 21st century.
In addition to the impressive stolen amount, hackers have also taken the personal information of 31.800 Bithumb members.
They got their full names, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, the South Korean authorities have revealed.
The currency exchange office reported the robbery a day after they discovered their accounts were emptied.
Also, the attack didn’t target the company direct network
Apparently, they hacked the personal computer of one of the employees.
Thus, hackers have earned high-profile access credentials and have managed to get their robbery to the end. More than 100 Bithumb customers have filed complaints and the Cybercrime Division of South Korea has launched an investigation.
So far, the authorities don’t have any lead.