Bithumb Is Being Hacked, EOS And XRP Were Stolen
The Korean exchange Bithumb, apparently, was hacked again, as reported by the user Dovey Wan on her Twitter page.
Bithumb is being hacked, at its EOS cold storage level!!! Over 3million EOS has been transferred out 👀👀👀
Detail to be reported, confirmed by security firm who’s auditing for Bithumb
— Dovey Wan 🦖 (@DoveyWan) March 30, 2019
According to Dovey's, EOS cold wallet was allegedly cracked, from which the coins were already transferred to EXMO, Huobi, Changelly, KuCoin, CoinSwitch exchanges. It is also reported that the XRP wallet could have been compromised.
After a suspicious transaction, Bithumb was forced to stop depositing and withdrawing services, citing the need for "technical work." However, the ad did not mention the word “hack” or “EOS”, but many argue that the terms of hacking and surprise service are the same.
In order to provide more stable service, proceed with a temporary check on the cryptocurrency deposit and withdrawal service.
For more details >> https://t.co/eF0tWnolvF
— Bithumb (@BithumbOfficial) March 29, 2019
Recall that in the middle of last year, Bithumb had already been hacked, then more than 30 million US dollars were stolen in various cryptocurrencies. Then the exchange covered all losses from its own funds.