KR: Fourth largest Bitcoin exchange, Bithumb, hacked for billions of Won

Luke Parker reports:

The largest bitcoin and ether exchange in South Korea by volume, Bithumb, was recently hacked. Monetary losses from compromised accounts have started to surface, and are quickly reaching into the billions of won.

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Hackers succeeded in grabbing the personal information of 31,800 Bithumb website users, including their names, mobile phone numbers and email addresses. The exchange claims that this number represents approximately three percent of customers.

The breach was discovered by Bithumb on June 29 and reported to the authorities on June 30. More than 100 Bithumb customers have since filed a complaint with the National Police Agency’s cybercrime report center.

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