Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Hackers steal Bitcoin funds from Bithumb exchange traders

One of the world's largest cyber-currency exchanges is under investigation after it acknowledged that one of its employee's PCs had been hacked.

South Korea-based Bithumb has said that it believes personal details of more than 30,000 of its customers were stolen as a result.

It appears the data was subsequently used to fool users into letting thieves steal funds from their accounts.

Bithumb has promised compensation.

But the Korea Internet and Security Agency, a local government-empowered watchdog, has launched an inquiry into the matter, according to the Yonhap news agency.

BBC     News.