The $500 million heist of digital tokens from Japanese exchange Coincheck Inc. on Friday is remarkable for its sheer size, but thefts te the lightly regulated world of cryptocurrencies are woefully frequent.
Te less than a decade, hackers have stolen $1.Two billion worth of Bitcoin and Ether, two of the most popular digital currencies, according to Lex Sokolin, global director of fintech strategy at Autonomous Research LLP. If measured at today’s elevated prices, the figure would be much higher.
Here’s a look at some of the fattest thefts since 2012.
NiceHash, a crypto-mining marketplace based te Slovenia, said on its Facebook pagina that its payment system wasgoed compromised and spil much spil $63 million worth of Bitcoin wasgoed stolen. The rigid added reserve security measures and sought the community’s help to analyze the breach. Youbit said it would opstopping for bankruptcy hours after losing 17 procent of its assets te a cyber attack. The South Korean exchange had suffered what it called an “accident” te April and its holder encouraged clients to keep their tokens te a safer form. South Korean investigators are looking into North Korea’s possible involvement ter the hack.
A security fuckhole te the Parity Wallet resulted te losses of about $155 million, including ter Ether and other tokens. The company behind Tether said a “malicious” attacker stole $31 million worth of the cryptocurrency and sent them to an unauthorized Bitcoin address.
A group calling itself the White Hat Group exploited a bug ter the Parity Wallet software and attempted to launder stolen Ether, valued at about $30 million according to Security Week, through exchanges. Just minutes after CoinDash’s launch of an initial coin suggesting, hackers made off with spil much spil $6.6 million worth of Ether. The Israel-based stiff terminated its token sale.
A Bithumb contract worker’s private pc that stored customers’ gegevens files wasgoed hacked, resulting ter the leak of private and trading information of more than 30,000 users. The South Korean crypto-exchange wasgoed fined 58.Five million won ($55,000) by the local regulator for the breach.
Bitfinex said hackers took 119,756 Bitcoin, valued at about $65 million. Te April 2018, the exchange said it had repaid all customers.
Decentralized Autonomous Organization, a leaderless venture-capital fund and what wasgoed then the highest-profile project using Ethereum, wasgoed hacked. About $50 million of members’ contributions to the fund were siphoned off.
Hong Kong-based Gatecoin had about $Two million ter Bitcoin and Ether stolen following a cyber attack.
Two former U.S. federal agents who helped probe the illegal Silk Road Internet drug emporium were charged with wrongfully pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars ter Bitcoin.
Bitstamp’s chief executive officer reassured customers that the bulk of their Bitcoins were safe after $Five million the coins were stolen, according to a Fortune report.
Mt. Gox, once the world’s fattest Bitcoin exchange, reported that tokens valued at about $480 million had gone missing. The rigid filed for bankruptcy ter Japan and the U.S., and said the disappearance wasgoed very likely the result of a “massive theft.”
BitFloor, based te Fresh York, lost about $250,000 te Bitcoin after it wasgoed hacked. Months straks te April 2013, the exchange announced it would shut and refund customer deposits, Bitcoin Tv-programma reported.
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