A Slovenian cryptocurrency mining pool and trading platform have announced that they have managed to fully compensate their users affected by a hacking attack that took place in December 2017, taking over 4,600 bitcoins.
Nicehash ‘fully’ reimburses users affected in the 2017 hack
According to the letter published By Martin Škorjanc, Nicehash CEO, the company has ‘fully’ reimbursed all affected users for what they called the ‘biggest theft in Slovenian history’, saying that still unknown criminals had stolen 4,640 bitcoins from our users, at the time 55 million and more than $ 100 million today, during a security breach.
Nicehash was hacked on December 6, 2017, when his website went down and he had to pause all his activities. At the time, the company said in a Reddit post that “our payment system was compromised and the contents of Nicehash’s bitcoin wallet were stolen.” The platform was back online just two weeks after the security breach.
Škorjanc added more comments on the letter regarding the refund process:
At the time, many tried to convince us that there was no solution for us. A flock of various advisers and experts began circulating us around, constantly telling us that our story was over. Everyone started offering us different ways to gracefully close the company and make the most of the collapse.
No clues as to who the authors of the cyber attack are
Slovenian police officials viewed the case as a criminal investigation right after the cybersecurity attack against Nicehash, who said they are still working on the matter with international backing, as hackers are mostly based abroad.
However, there are no new updates on who are the alleged culprits behind the attack, nor indicate whether they are state-sponsored hackers or not.
Ljubljana-based Nicehash claims to be the “largest crypto mining marketplace”. The service connects sellers and buyers of hash power.
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