One of the largest kryptomere South Korea Bithumb today announced the theft of user funds in the amount of $31 million. Services for deposits and withdrawals temporarily suspended.
The burglary occurred on Tuesday, in the second half of day Moscow time. At the time of publication Bithumb has not yet disclosed the details of exactly which assets were stolen and in what proportion; Korea CoinDesk reports that one of the goals was deposits in XRP. The exchange had already taken compensation for losses incurred by clients, but soon the entry in the Twitter-account of the stock exchange confirming it has been removed.
A few days before hacking the exchange has worked to strengthen the security system and carried out routine updating of the database. As a consequence, the deposits were moved to the cold wallet. Some users assume that these transactions could be the trigger for the attack.
As Tech Crunch writes, reports of hacking may arouse suspicion about a transaction related to tax liabilities of the exchange. We will remind that following the results of its investigation, the national tax service of South Korea (NTS) Bithumb ordered to pay 30 billion won (~$27 billion) as tax deductions. Now with servers of the exchange employs experts from the Korean Agency on Internet and information security (KISA).
This is the second time in the last two weeks, when the Korean stock exchange successfully attacked by hackers. Earlier it became known about hacking Coinrail, which some experts attribute to the General decline of the market, which began last Sunday.
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