One of the largest South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges, Bithumb, announced it was hacked. Again. Hackers are thought to have made off with around $19 million worth of cryptocurrency in EOS and XRP, and the exchange suspects an insider job.
The company operating Bithumb, BTC KoreaCom Corporation, stated that an “abnormal withdrawal” of the cryptocurrency was first spotted through its monitoring system at 22:00 Korean time (13:00 UTC) on Friday, March 29. After noticing this, the exchange allegedly “secured all the cryptocurrency from the detection time with a cold wallet and checked them by blocking deposit and withdrawal service.”.
More importantly, Bithumb said that all members’ assets are under the protection of a cold wallet and that the stolen cryptocurrency is owned by the company.
Even so, this is beyond embarrassing for them, in my opinion.