Market source has disclosed that $63.92m worth of Bitcoin has been stolen from the NiceHash, a cryptocurrency marketplace based in Slovenia.
Explaining the incident on its official website, the company stated “our payment system was compromised and the contents of the NiceHash Bitcoin wallet have been stolen. We are working to verify the precise number of BTC taken”. Sources has however gathered from NiceHash’s Head of Marketing Andrej P Škraba, the hack was “a highly professional attack with sophisticated social engineering”.
Bitcoin value has soared over the last couple of weeks making cryptocurrency market, viable target for Hackers.
“While the full scope of what happened is not yet known, we recommend, as a precaution, that you change your online passwords,” NiceHash has warned his platform users.