Slovenia’s mining mine and cryptocurrency trading platform announced that they had fully compensated their users affected by a hacking attack that occurred in December 2017, which took over 4,600 bitcoins.
Nicehash is’ Repaying Affected Consumers in 2017 Hack
According to the letter issued by Martin Škorjanc, CEO of Nicehash, the company “fully reimbursed” all its affected consumers in what they called “the biggest theft in Slovenian history,” and said up stolen 4,640 bitcoin from our users, worth 55 million at the time and over 100 million US dollars today, during a security breach.
Nicehash was hacked on December 6, 2017, when its website went down and she was forced to interrupt all of its operations. At the time, the company said in a Reddit post that “our payment system is at risk, and the contents of bitice’s Nicehash wallet have been stolen.” The platform was back online two weeks after the security breach.
Škorjanc added more comments on the letter addressing the repayment process:
At the time, many tried to convince us that there was no solution for us. A flock of various consultants and experts began circulating us, constantly telling us that our story was over. Everyone started offering us different ways to close the company most elegantly and make the most of the fall.
No Signs on Who the Authors of the Cyberattack are
Slovenian police officers took the case as a criminal investigation right after the cybersecurity attack took place against Nicehash, who said they were still working on the issue with international support, as hackers are usually based overseas.
However, there are no new updates on the identity of the alleged perpetrators behind the attack, or whether or not they are state-sponsored hackers.
Nicehash, headquartered in Ljubljana, claims to be the “largest crypto mining market.” The service connects fast sellers and power buyers.
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