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07 December 2017, 01:38 | Brandon Parsons
Bitcoins stolen after cryptocurrency site NiceHash hacked
Users that mined to an external wallet for an additional fee are out unpaid balances less than 0.01 BTC, but sadly users that mined to an internal wallet have potentially losts hundreds or thousands of mined bitcoin.
"This is a matter of deep concern and we are working hard to rectify the matter in the coming days", the Slovenia-based NiceHash said in a statement.
NiceHash is a cryptocurrency mining application that matches those with spare computing to power to miners wanting to create new coins.
NiceHash, one of the most popular crypto-mining marketplaces, has apparently suffered a breach that resulted in the theft of the entire contents of the NiceHash Bitcoin wallet. The company said it was halting operations for 24 hours and was now investigating the incident. This way, users can benefit from bitcoin mining without purchasing or operating the equipment themselves.
"The incident has been reported to the relevant authorities and law enforcement and we are cooperating with them as a matter of urgency", it said.
Users can send earned currency in an external wallet, or they can store it in local "secure and insured BitGo Bitcoin deposit wallets" (as described on the NiceHash homepage). As such, it's temporarily suspended operations on its site, and is encouraging users on its platform to change their passwords immediately.
Before the hack, NiceHash had been suffering problems, with many bitcoin owners posting panicked comments on its social media accounts. We are fully committed to restoring the NiceHash service with the highest security measures at the earliest opportunity.
While the NiceHash operators seem honest with their statement, those words ring hollow for users that lost their accumulated BTC.
We would not exist without our devoted buyers and miners all around the globe. The speculation fuelled by the fact that the majority owner of NiceHash is a company named H-Bit, owned by Martin Skorjanc, the father of Matjaz Skorjanc, convicted author of the Mariposa bot. You can see a statement from them below.
ZDNet has contacted NiceHash and will update if we hear back.
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