The Bitcoin service provider NiceHash has been hacked. More than $62 million dollars in Bitcoins were stolen. NichHash just released a statement saying that they’re working with the authorities on this matter.
The organization or individual who stole the money placed the stolen loot in the following Bitcoin address 1EnJHhq8Jq8vDuZA5ahVh6H4t6jh1mB4rq.
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This is one of the largest Bitcoin hacks ever recorded. The MT Gox hacker got away with more than $460,000,000.
The Bankers have been against Bitcoin and organizations such as NiceHash from the very beginning. Bitcoins cannot be tracked. That makes it hard for your local government, aka the Central Banks to know who has what.
When a hack of this scale hits, it places a black eye on the entire Bitcoin movement. People aren’t going to want to get involved with Bitcoin because stuff like this keeps happening.
I have a NiceHash account and had quite a bit of money stolen from me today. I’m very upset, but know that nothing can be done. The likelihood of the perpetrators being caught are slim to none. I plan on switching to a local hardware based wallet such as the Ledger Nano.
It requires the device to be connected and your authorization to transfer coins.
The NiceHash statement regarding today’s events can be found below.
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.
Clearly, this is a matter of deep concern and we are working hard to rectify the matter in the coming days. In addition to undertaking our own investigation, the incident has been reported to the relevant authorities and law enforcement and we are co-operating with them as a matter of urgency.
We are fully committed to restoring the NiceHash service with the highest security measures at the earliest opportunity.
We would not exist without our devoted buyers and miners all around the globe. We understand that you will have a lot of questions, and we ask for patience and understanding while we investigate the causes and find the appropriate solutions for the future of the service. We will endeavour to update you at regular intervals.
While the full scope of what happened is not yet known, we recommend, as a precaution, that you change your online passwords.
We are truly sorry for any inconvenience that this may have caused and are committing every resource towards solving this issue as soon as possible.
What are your thoughts on NiceHash being hacked today?