Bitcoins worth $80 million stolen from NiceHash

The cryptocurrency mining market NiceHash has revealed that hackers have stolen their entire Bitcoin wallet worth about  $78 million dollars from their servers by an unknown hacker.

 NiceHash is a Slovenian mining marketplace where you can sell your computers’ processing power to miners and get paid in bitcoins or you can buy hashing power from other miners.

About  4,700 bitcoins have been lifted up from the wallet, and as a result of the company immediately halted their operations and released an update on Facebook Live.

“A hacker or group of hackers were able to infiltrate our internal systems through a compromised company computer,” said Marko Kobal, CEO of NiceHash, on Facebook live. “We’re still conducting a forensic analysis on how the affected computer was actually compromised.”

“Unfortunately, there has been a security breach involving NiceHash website. We are currently investigating the nature of the incident and, as a result, we are stopping all operations for the next 24 hours. Importantly, our payment system was compromised and the contents of the NiceHash Bitcoin wallet have been stolen. We are working to verify the precise number of BTC taken.”

The theft comes as the price of Bitcoin continues to surge, and enforces security researchers to find a possible solution for securing the cyber world. 

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