Japanese exchange Coincheck this Monday it starts to pay compensation to the users affected by the hacking of the trading platform in January, when the exploited were more than $400 million in cryptocurrency NEM.
Published on 12 Mar message Coincheck confirm its intention to pay compensation at the rate 88,549 Japanese yen (us$0,83) for each stolen NEM. The same course was specified in the initial debt repayment plan to the users, published shortly after the break.
Last week held a press conference by the exchange on which the CEO Coincheck Koichiro WADA explained that the hacking of the trading platform were carried out in another country hacker that has infected the internal network of the exchange virus, which he conveyed through e-mail to steal your private keys.
According to published today in the Nikkei Asia Review material, contamination of the systems of the exchange could happen a few weeks before breaking. An anonymous source in law enforcement bodies has informed that a phishing email one of the staff of the exchange received in early January. For several weeks the hackers collected the private keys, which is used to withdraw cryptocurrency on January 26. Tools that could detect this activity on the exchange, Coincheck has not appeared.
In addition, from today the exchange will resume output and trade several cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Ripple, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash.