Hacking Zaif was the reason for tightening control over the market by the financial regulator of Japan, according to Reuters.
The first measure adopted was an administrative sanctions against the stock exchange’s operator Bureau Tech Corp. The financial services Agency (FSA) has expanded the list of requirements for the latter, pointing to the need to identify preventive measures and the search of the organizers of the theft.
Shortly before this, the researchers Japanese financial company Tech Corp Bureau was unable to provide details of the theft of $62 million from cryptocurrency exchange Zaif on request FSA. Based in Osaka, the operator had to investigate the causes and consequences of theft and payment options funds to victims. According to the Agency, a financial company could not cope with the task.
“We have not received enough explanation of the incident. The only new detail of the investigation was the confirmation of hacking the computer of an employee”, — explained the dissatisfaction of the Agency official FSA.
According to the Tech Bureau, the exchange was hacked on September 14 in a few hours. The server problem was discovered by employees of the site on September 17. Official confirmation of the incident and the notification of authorities was made only a day later.
We will remind, stealing $60 million from the Japanese stock exchange Zaif has caused a surge in the volatility of bitcoin. In the short term the price could cover the distance of $400.