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Major cryptocurrency exchange hacked – customers’ Bitcoin and Ethereum accounts plundered

06
Jul
2017
Major cryptocurrency exchange hacked – customers’ Bitcoin and Ethereum accounts plundered

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One of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges has fallen victim to hackers, who were able to use information they stole to plunder users’ accounts.

According to local media reports, Bithumb informed the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) late last week that the personal information on approximately 32,000 customers was compromised – although passwords were not taken.

As Brave New Coin describes, a hacker broke into the home PC of an employee of South Korea’s largest bitcoin rather than the exchange’s internal network.

Questions obviously should be asked as to how such sensitive information was being stored on a worker’s home computer.

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