Blockchain platform Bancor, which is a service to run tokens and crypto currency exchange, has undergone to hacker attack, which was stolen more than $13 million the company reported yesterday in its official Twitter.
“This morning, the security system of Bancor was hacked. The wallets of users were not compromised. For completion of the investigation, the site switched to maintenance in the near future we will provide more detailed information. We will try to resume work as soon as possible”.
In connection with the incident Bancor has been taken offline pending investigation. At the time of publication the website remains inaccessible.
In an interview with CoinDesk, the head of communications Bancor Nate Hindman (Hindman Nate) announced that the company has managed to prevent about 2.5 million native tokens BNT, thanks implementierung in the Protocol the system freeze.
Unfortunately, this protection method is not suitable for third-party alithinou, so the attackers were able to steal 25 000 ETN (amounting to almost $12.5 million), and about 230 million NPXS ($1 million). The total amount of stolen funds is approaching $13.5 million.
“Now, together with other cryptobinary we are trying to track the movement of stolen assets and prevent hackers to repay them,” said Hindman.
Hindman also reported that the team was able to figure out how the attackers managed to make a hacker attack, and gaps in security have already been fixed.
“According to our calculations, Bancor will again be available during the day. We’ll continue to bring you the latest news on our channel Telegram and Twitter”, — he explained.
Let us add that the last update was posted on the official Twitter page 11 hours ago and was told that the wallets of users were not compromised. After the incident, the token BNT fell by 14%, according to CoinMarketCap, now trading at $2,38.
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