What is the issue - Bithumb cryptocurrency exchange platform suffered a cyberattack on March 29, 2019.
The cryptocurrency exchange stated in a security notification that it detected an abnormal cryptocurrency withdrawal on March 29, 2019, via its abnormal trading monitoring system.
Why it matters - Attackers have stolen 3 million EOS worth $13.4 million and 20 million Ripple coins (XRP) worth $6 million.
What immediate actions were taken?
“Bithumb exchange is certified ISMS and applied to multi-signature withdrawal scheme. We constantly monitor and block external hacking. However, it was our fault that we only focused on defense of outside attack and lack of verification of internal staff,” Bithumb said.