Nicehash mining pool returned 60% of stolen funds to users
Nicehash was hit by a hacker attack on December 6, when Bitcoin was heading to its all-time high. The total amount lost funds in that one moment was estimated at $ 61 million. “Our payment system was compromised and the contents of Nicehash’s bitcoin wallet stolen “, – announced company in a post on reddit.
Case investigation continues, writes Slovenian news agency citing representatives of the Ljubljana police. “We are collecting information and other activities in cooperation with law enforcement agencies of other countries”, – reported in the department.
Police officials added that investigating such cases requires more resources and generally takes more time. Hackers are usually found per border and carry out his activity of different countries using different methods to hide personality and location.
Ljubljana-based company Nicehash calls itself “the largest crypto-mining marketplace”. The service connects sellers and buyers computing power. Buyers rent hash power from the owners of mining devices connected to the pool server, for mining cryptocurrencies. The company was founded in 2014 year.