Another Japanese cryptocurrency exchange has been hacked: licensed exchange Zaif stolen about $60 million in several cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin 5 966. This writes Coindesk.
Tech Bureau that manages the exchange Zaif, issued a statement in which he said that the unusual outflow of funds was spotted by officers at about 17:00 local time on 14 September, after which the exchange has suspended the acceptance of deposits and the operation of the service withdrawal.
It was further discovered that unauthorized access to the hot wallets of exchanges brought hackers to approximately 6.7 billion yen ($60 million) in bitcoin, Cash Bitcoin and MonaCoin — accurate data on the number of stolen funds is provided only on bitcoin.
Reportedly, as a private reserve asset exchange is currently estimated at approximately 2.2 billion yen (about $20 million), failed to reach an agreement with the Japanese company Fisco to obtain investment in the amount of $44.5 million, which would cover the damages in exchange for a major share of the stock exchange.
Tech Bureau emphasizes: given the nature of the theft, namely, unauthorized access to funds, the investigation of the incident will be engaged in local government — a criminal case.
We will remind, it already the second case of a hacker attack on the Japanese stock exchange for 2018 in January was hacked exchange Coincheck, the amount of damage amounted to $520 million.
After this incident, the chief financial regulator of the country — the financial services Agency (FSA), has initiated a series of tests on the stock exchanges, by carefully studying the measures taken to protect the users ‘ funds.
As a consequence, the Tech Bureau in March was ordered FSA on the need to improve standards in the security sector and improving the systems that prevent money laundering. In addition, in June the regulator has drafted new rules for six of the registered exchanges, and Tech Bureau.
Recently the employees of the FSA also published a report whose data is talking about the lack of qualified personnel and a very small staff exchanges with the largest turnover.