NiceHash hack December 6th 2017 – $62+ million gone – inside job?
Dear NiceHash users,
we are very sorry for the inconvenience caused. Our team is working hard to resolve the issues on the service, it might take longer than expected. We’ll keep you updated!
— NiceHash (@NiceHashMining) December 6, 2017
NiceHash, a crypto mining marketplace has lost 62 and a half million dollars worth of Bitcoin. Here’s the official press release:
In an official press release just sent out, NiceHash.com stated:
Unfortunately, there has been a security breach involving NiceHash website. We are currently investigating the nature of the incident and, as a result, we are stopping all operations for the next 24 hours.
Importantly, our payment system was compromised and the contents of the NiceHash Bitcoin wallet have been stolen. We are working to verify the precise number of BTC taken.
Clearly, this is a matter of deep concern and we are working hard to rectify the matter in the coming days. In addition to undertaking our own investigation, the incident has been reported to the relevant authorities and law enforcement and we are co-operating with them as a matter of urgency.
We are fully committed to restoring the NiceHash service with the highest security measures at the earliest opportunity.
We would not exist without our devoted buyers and miners all around the globe. We understand that you will have a lot of questions, and we ask for patience and understanding while we investigate the causes and find the appropriate solutions for the future of the service. We will endeavour to update you at regular intervals.
While the full scope of what happened is not yet known, we recommend, as a precaution, that you change your online passwords.
We are truly sorry for any inconvenience that this may have caused and are committing every resource towards solving this issue as soon as possible.
Considering all the security of the crypto sphere and the amount of security professionals, the public is starting to get really suspicious of all the hacks that happen out of the blue. Many express the opinion that “hacks” are a scheme to get rich quick for service owners:
Total BS. All of these “HACKS” in the Crypto world are inside jobs to steal customer deposits. Just another day in the unregulated nightmare..
— Jason Jones (@2003Heavenly) December 6, 2017
Nicehash RN pic.twitter.com/UoGnxY55dv
— Jim D (@jeeteeare) December 6, 2017
Reddit users immediately dug up something extremely suspicious:
Currently the NiceHash hacked funds are in this wallet: 1EnJHhq8Jq8vDuZA5ahVh6H4t6jh1mB4rq – which now holds $62,616,073.98 USD
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