Hacked Japanese exchange Zaif


Users Zaif crypto exchange based in Japan, had recently been denied access to withdrawals and deposits on the exchange. This event will probably become the second most important incident connected with the breaking of the Japanese stock exchanges, after the break Coincheck. The owners of the exchange in a recent press release (in Japanese) reported that the exchange was hacked.

Hackers stole bitcoins 5966, an unknown amount of coins Mona and the bitcoin cache. According to estimates, the total damage is equivalent to approximately 6.7 billion Yen (approximately us $ 60 million. USA).

“Unauthorized access was made from 17:00 to 19:00 on 14 September 2018,” as stated by the exchange, “was remote access server that controls hot wallets, as well as access to the virtual wallet, in consequence of which BTC, MONA and BCH were illegally brought forth.”

The tumor was seen on 17 September, but the stock exchange has confirmed the break-in until the next day.

Zaif: the plan to restore

Efforts to restore deposits and possible withdrawals from Zaif already underway. In addition to posts in the Ministry of Finance and the investigation of the incident, the exchange also reports that a statement was made about the damage to the authorities.

“Currently, we are strengthening the security, restoring the server to reboot system”, — is told in the company message.

The company also notified the Japanese financial services Agency. This case also involved a third-party company, such as Kaichi Corporation to consider the possible causes and consequences.

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