Hackers stole $ 60 million from the Japanese stock exchange
6.7 billion yen (us $ 60 million. USA) was abducted in Japan due to hacker attacks, said on Thursday the representative of the company Tech Bureau, which manages the cryptocurrency exchange Zaif. It was clarified that the break-in happened last week.Tech Bureau reported the theft to the financial services Agency (FSA) and the police of Osaka. At the moment all operations on Deposit/withdrawal of cryptocurrency on the exchange Zaif suspended.
The company said:
“We bring the deepest apologies for the fact that he failed our customers who have entrusted us with their assets.”
According to the leaders of Tech Bureau, the burglary occurred between 5 and 7 p.m. on September 14.
Was kidnapped three cryptocurrencies — Bitcoin, Bitcoin Monacoin and Cash. Company officials discovered that something is amiss on September 17, and confirmed the theft the next day.
Currently, the company plans to sell a controlling stake in the Japanese company Fisco in exchange for cash in the amount of $ 45 million that will be used to compensate customers.
It is expected that the leaders of the Tech Bureau will retire as soon as the hacking issue is resolved.
FSA officials plan to conduct an inspection in the Tech Bureau and are likely to apply strict disciplinary measures on the basis of the obtained results.
This is another blow to kriptonyte Japan. Earlier this year the Japanese stock exchange Coincheck has suspended all operations after it had been hacked, leading to the loss of half a billion dollars.
Theft occurs at a time when international regulators are questioning the safety on the cryptocurrency market and hope to impose more burdensome regulations on operators providing services for the exchange of virtual money.