Hackers stole $ 32 million from the accounts of the online exchange Bitpoint Japan
About 3.5 billion yen ($ 32 million) in cryptocurrency were prey to intruders who hacked into the account of the Japanese online stock exchange Bitpoint Japan. This is stated in a statement issued by the company on July 12 on its website.
"The company has identified an unauthorized outflow of virtual currency when exchanging virtual currency," said Bitpoint.
According to the company, the theft occurred on the night of July 11-12. The total amount of stolen assets was $ 32 million, of which $ 23 million is customer funds, Bitpoint Japan specified.
Representatives of the cryptocurrency exchange apologized to users for the situation and promised to deal with it as soon as possible. All operations and trades are suspended until clarification of circumstances.