Bitfinex Security Breach: Platform Suspends Trade and Confirms BTC Theft
Bitfinex suspends trade after discovering a security breach. Confirms loss of bitcoin, exact figures awaited. Bitfinex, one of the leading digital currency exchange, today reported that it has faced a security breach. Following the discovery, the exchange reportedly halted all its bitcoin trading operations until further notice. “Today we discovered a security breach that requires us to halt all trading on Bitfinex, as well as halt all digital token deposits to and withdrawals from Bitfinex” According to the Bitfinex homepage, the breach was discovered at around 18:00 UTC, same time when....
Prominent Hong Kong-based bitcoin exchange Bitfinex has announced that it has halted all trading on its platform while investigating a breach that has seen customers lose their funds due to theft.
Bitcoin exchange Bitfinex has halted all trading on its platform, including all deposits and withdrawals. An announcement on its website has confirmed that Bitfinex users have had their bitcoins stolen, while the exchange investigates the security breach.
No figures on the stolen bitcoin or the number of users impacted have been revealed yet.
The statement read:
We are investigating the....
On August 2, 2016, it has been reported that the major cryptocurrency exchange, Bitfinex, was hacked with some customers losing Bitcoin as a result. Additionally, BitGo has commented on the event.
The Breach of Bitfinex.
Bitfinex itself confirmed the hack in a press release earlier today, saying they have halted all trading on the platform. Additionally, all deposits to and withdrawals from Bitfinex have been temporarily stopped.
The exchange does not have much information about the hack, but the press release confirmed that customers of the exchange have lost Bitcoin following the....
Hong Kong digital currency exchange Bitfinex has taken its trading platform offline following a reported hack that resulted in the theft of customer funds.
According to a statement posted on its website, Bitfinex has suspended trading, deposits and withdrawals. Both the number of customers impacted and the exact amount lost in the breach are unclear at this time.
"We are investigating the breach to determine what happened, but we know that some of our users have had their bitcoins stolen. We are undertaking a review to determine which users have been....
Following the security breach that shook the Bitcoin community, the victimized digital currency exchange BitFinex yesterday revealed the damages it faced.
The exchange’s communication manager Zane Tackett reported on Reddit that BitFinex has lost around 119,756 BTC (~$72 million) in the recent theft. As the law enforcers continue investigating the matter, Tackett didn’t reveal further details in the public domain.
Bitfinex, meanwhile, has also roped in some of the top blockchain analytics companies to track the stolen bitcoin. The....
Bitfinex reports it has discovered a security breach that requires a halt to all trading on its platform. The exchange also claims that Bitcoins belonging to some of its users are stolen.
The company states on its website:
“We are investigating the breach to determine what happened, but we know that some of our users have had their bitcoins stolen. We are undertaking a review to determine which users have been affected by the breach. While we conduct this initial investigation and secure our environment, bitfinex.com will be taken down and the maintenance page will be....