4700 bitcoin stolen in ‘sophisticated’ hack, exchange says

bitcoin CEO ResignsNearly 4700 in bitcoin has been stolen by hackers who cracked into Slovenian-based bitcoin mining marketplace NiceHash.

The marketplace suspended operations on Thursday while it investigated the breach, saying it was working with law enforcement as “a matter of urgency” while urging users to change their passwords.

The hack held “expert attack with sophisticated social engineering” that occurred in approximately 4,700 bitcoin being stolen, worth about $63.92m at current prices, said NiceHash head of marketing Andrej P Skraba.

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