The largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance discovered the hackish withdrawal of 7,000 bitcoins during an attack on a trading platform. It was reported on Wednesday a large-scale theft of $40.5 million.
Theft of digital currency through a hacker attack is nothing more than another example of the vulnerability faced by a market participants using cryptocurrency. The price of bitcoin changed on Wednesday, having dropped by 0.55 percent to $5,931.90, although on Tuesday this figure reached $6,011.70 border.
It has been revealed on Tuesday that a gap of 7,000 bitcoins was found out on one wallet, which was about 2 percent of the company's total bitcoin assets.
According to the company’s comments, hackers used various hacking techniques, including viruses, phishing and other types of attacks. Moreover, hackers got access to a large number of API keys, including two-factor authentication codes.
The Binance exchange expects a comprehensive security audit, which may take about a week, during this time the digital currency transactions will be unavailable for output-input, but trading can continue as usual.