Another hacker attack of a crypto exchange based in Japan led to the theft of 6.7 billion yen that is equal to $60 million.
It is an exchange entitled Zaif and operated by the Tech Bureau. Thursday’s news tell that the initial extraordinary fund outflow was spot on September 14 around 17:00 and it made the company suspend asset deposit and withdrawal services.
The explanation of the company was provided only after the investigation of the crime. It turned out that wallets of the currency exchange were attacked by hackers who managed to steal about $60 million in BTC, BTC cash and MonaCoin. However, there is still no information about the exact sum of money stolen.
According to Zaif, the current asset of the exchange rate is 2.2 billion yen or $20 million, but a signed contract with the Fisco firm brought about an investment of $44.5 million for the shear of current ownership.
As the access to the wallets was unauthorized, the incident is equal to crime and must be investigated by local authority representatives.
This attack was the second one that happened in Japan in 2018, as the first one happened in January and led to the loss of $520 million in NEM tokens.
The first winter attack made the Financial Services Agency (FSA) that works in Japan launch security checks of crypto exchanges existing in the state.
These checks resulted in the business improvement order how to enhance security and prevent money laundering issued to Tech Bureau in spring.