• Sat, 24 Aug 2019, 10:29 PM
  • All times are UTC
  • Edition:
    International
Copy link
Increase text size
Decrease text size
Link copied

New Zealand crypto exchange Cryptopia suffers security breach

Wed, 16 Jan 2019, 06:07 am UTC

Cryptopia, a New Zealand-based cryptocurrency exchange, has suspended its activities following a security breach.

In a tweet, the exchange said that it suffered a security breach on January 14 which resulted in “significant losses.”


Cryptopia’s official website remains offline at the time of writing. It displays the message:

“Cryptopia is currently in unscheduled maintenance mode. We will be back soon.”

While the exchange did not disclose the amount of fund lost in the breach, Whale Alert, which provides live tracking information of large crypto transactions, tweeted that 19,391 ether (ETH) tokens and around 48 million centrality (CENNZ) tokens were moved from Cryptopia to unknown wallets on January 13, CoinDesk reported.


It remains uncertain if these funds were moved by the exchange or the hacker.

Cryptopia said that it has informed relevant government agencies of the breach, including the New Zealand police and the High-Tech Crimes Unit, who are “jointly and actively investigating the matter as a major crime and they are assisting us with advice.”

“Until this has been carried out, The Cryptopia Exchange will remain in maintenance mode, with trading suspended. We are committed to getting this resolved as quickly as possible and will keep you all updated every step of the way,” it added.

<Copyright © TokenPost. All Rights Reserved. >

To leave a comment, please sign in.
More
  • Bitcoin (BTC) $10,038.90 (-3.53%)
  • Ethereum (ETH) $188.83 (-2.72%)
  • XRP (XRP) $0.271200 (-1.79%)
  • Bitcoin Cash (BCH) $304.77 (-3.06%)
  • Litecoin (LTC) $73.01 (-2.93%)
  • Bitcoin (BTC) $10,038.90 (-3.53%)
Aug 23, 2019 (Friday)
11:35
Stablecoin project Terra receives funding from HashKey Capital
10:49
Three of the founding members of Libra Association consider backing out: Report
08:55
Overstock's Patrick Byrne steps down as CEO
08:52
Pundi X brings XPOS crypto payments to Venezuela's Traki retail stores
07:22
Blockchain startup Blockstack scores strategic investment from Japan's Recruit Holdings
07:19
BitGo announces support for multi-signature EOS wallet and custody services
06:39
US Treasury blacklists crypto addresses of suspected Chinese fentanyl traffickers
06:14
Chainalysis launches ‘Chainalysis KYT Alerts’ to detect suspicious cryptocurrency activity in real-time
05:13
Cryptocurrencies used to buy fentanyl, other illicit drugs: White House
05:04
Blockchain energy startup Power Ledger extends energy trading trial in Fremantle
03:53
Blockchain accelerator initiatives launched at the University of California campuses
Aug 22, 2019 (Thursday)
13:05
Crypto exchange Coincheck mulls launching IEO Platform
12:46
Crypto Technicals: Major Cryptocurrency Daily Technical Outlook
11:53
Crypto Technicals: Major Cryptocurrency Support Resistance Levels
11:42
Sierra Leone launches blockchain-based National Digital Identity Platform
10:43
Blockchain startup Blocko secures $7.4M in Series B+ round from major South Korean financial institutions
09:52
Crypto Technicals: Ethereum Classic ignores crypto space weakness, extends gains to break above 200-DMA
09:16
Former Zaif exchange owner Tech Bureau to discontinue crypto business after completing customer refunds
08:32
Crypto Technicals: XLM/USD bearish trend intact, hits multi-month lows at 0.06542
07:33
Russian firm ICORating settles $270K fine with SEC for concealing ICO touting payments
Subscribe to the TokenPost newsletter!
Don't show me this again today.
Back to top
Copyright ⓒ TokenPost. All Rights Reserved.
PUBLISHsoft