Unknown offenders attacked a popular cryptocurrency exchange and withdrew coins from the currency Ethereum.
The South Korean crypto exchange Upbit has confirmed that 342,000 Ethereum coins worth almost US$ 49 million (€ 45 million) were transferred from their wallet to an "anonymous" wallet on November 27, so the money was stolen. and payments stopped and all reserves moved to offline wallets.
Upbit has announced that it will compensate all damaged customers out of its own pocket. However, it will take about two weeks for the page to work as usual. Until then, all transfers are stopped, as Engadget reports.
Upbit urged customers to block the wallet in question for which the money was flowing. But the owner is completely unknown. These could be external criminals or insiders. It cannot be ruled out that this is a state attack. There have been several reports in the past of attacks on Bitcoin exchanges in North Korea.