Slovenian cryptocurrency mining pools and trading platforms announced that they have managed to fully compensate users affected by the hacking in December 2017, which took up more than 4,600 bitcoins.
Nicehash’Fully’ compensates users affected by 2017 Hack
According to a letter from Nicehash CEO Martin Škorjanc, the company “fully” repaid all users affected by the so-called “largest theft in Slovenia’s history” and stated that the still unknown criminals stole 4,640 bits from our users. Coin, worth 55 million security vulnerabilities at the time, has now exceeded 100 million U.S. dollars.
Nicehash was hacked on December 6, 2017, when its website was down and all operations were interrupted. At that time, the company said in a Reddit post: “Our payment system has been stolen and the contents of the Nicehash Bitcoin wallet have been stolen.” Only two weeks after the security breach, the platform was back online.
Škorjanc added more comments to the letter regarding the reimbursement process:
At the time, many people tried to convince us that there was no solution. A group of consultants and experts began to spread to us and kept telling us that our story was over. Everyone started to offer us different ways to close the company in the most elegant way and take full advantage of the collapse.
There is no indication of who was the author of the cyber attack
After the cybersecurity attack on Nicehash occurred, Slovenian police officials treated the case as a criminal investigation. He said that since hackers are usually abroad, they are still conducting the matter with international support.
However, there is no new update to prove who is behind the attack, nor whether they are state-sponsored hackers.
Nicehash, based in Ljubljana, claims to be the “largest crypto mining market.” This service connects buyers and sellers of hashing capabilities.
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