Japan: the theft of the cryptocurrency in 2018 increased 3 times and amounted to $540 million in six months


The national police Agency of Japan showed that in the first six months of 2018 was stolen about 60,503 billion yen (540 million U.S. dollars), the equivalent of the cryptocurrency.

The Agency reported that the number of reported incidents involving theft of cryptocurrency, has reached 158 in the first half of this year, three times more than the registered proishestviy during the same time period in 2017.

Apparently, for the entire period of 2017, the Internet was abducted from in front of 5.91 million dollars of cryptocurrency, in 149 cases.

The biggest single incident was a record breaking crypto currency exchange Coincheck, which in January was kidnapped by 58 million yen (520 million U.S. dollars) in the NEM tokens.

According to the study, the remaining 22 million US dollars associated with the hacking private accounts, not the exchanges. According to reports, 60 percent of victims from such hacks use the same password in e-mail and other online services.

It is reported that the police computer system detection revealed an increase in the number of hacking attempts accounts in August 2017.

Earlier it was reported that the largest Bank of Poland plans to launch a Blockchain solution to store customer data.

Author: Olga Novikova, analyst Freedman Club Crypto News
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