More than $70 million stolen in bitcoin hack
Hackers have carried out a heist on a leading digital currency platform, making off with bitcoins worth more than $70 million.
“Yesterday morning at about 1 a.m. a hacker or a group of hackers was able to infiltrate our systems through a compromised company computer,” NiceHash CEO Marko Kobal said in a video statement Thursday.
NiceHash, which describes itself as the largest marketplace for mining digital currencies, said late Wednesday that it was suspending its operations for at least 24 hours because of the security breach. Kobal said attempts to bring the system back online are still underway.