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Bithumb Globally Largest Bitcoin Exchange Fall to Hackers’ Attack


Bithumb the exchange selling and buying Bitcoin and Ethereum crypto-currencies, and which is among the 5 largest exchanges in the world stated on June 30 that hackers stole user information as well as money from the company.


The theft was off an employee's home PC instead of from Bithumb's internal network. Hackers apparently seized about 31,800 customers' names, cell-phone numbers and e-mail ids, while left passwords untouched, as reported the Yonhap news wire of South Korea on July 3.


Bitcoin as well as other crypto-currencies increased during the recent months, a reason which makes people having sinister intentions to seek for capturing the valuable virtual coin.


Hackers attacked Bithumb, hijacking and illegitimately accessing 30,000 customer accounts, which is 3 percent of the company's consumers. While the volume of money stolen isn't clearly known, a few end-users lamented losing money during the assault. Bgr.com posted this, July 5, 2017.


In Korea, the biggest exchange name is Bithumb, and the country sports the busiest sale and purchase market for Bitcoins globally. The exchange happens to be the biggest trading market for Ethereum too globally, reveals data that CoinmarketCap compiled.


Whilst this data consists of e-mail ids and phone numbers, a report from Kyunghyang Shinmun states that consumers are unsatisfied because hackers had acquired admission into their accounts after which they took away Bitcoins. It is hoped Bithumb will release the exact information regarding what way the hack took place. During the week of June 26, the company was reportedly being targeted with DDoS assaults following which it became necessary to take the exchange offline for sometime.


In Korea bills are getting ready for updating the Electronic Financial Transaction Act so that crypto-currencies become legal, including ether as well as bitcoin. The ruling Democratic Party of Korea's Rep. Park Yong-jin is preparing the bills.


According to the revised bills, solely firms that have at least 500m won as capital, computerized equipment along with enough professional manpower will be let to accept and handle digital currency. Moreover, regulations would be informed of regarding anybody earning income by virtue of selling or buying digital currencies.

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