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Cryptocurrency site NiceHash confirms hack Cryptocurrency site NiceHash confirms hack
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Users of popular cryptocurrency mining marketplace say about $60 million was moved Users of popular cryptocurrency mining marketplace say about $60 million was moved
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<a style="font-weight: bold;" href="https://www.nicehash.com/">NiceHash</a><b>, a cryptocurrency mining marketplace, confirmed daylong speculation that its security has been breached and "the contents of the NiceHash Bitcoin wallet have been stolen." Its users said in online forums that <a href="https://twitter.com/VKynchev/status/938385242250989568">their balances are zero</a> and that the money was moved to a Bitcoin wallet that shows about $60 million being added today.</b> <a style="font-weight: bold;" href="https://www.nicehash.com/">NiceHash</a><b>, a cryptocurrency mining marketplace, confirmed daylong speculation that its security has been breached and "the contents of the NiceHash Bitcoin wallet have been stolen." Its users said in online forums that <a href="https://twitter.com/VKynchev/status/938385242250989568">their balances are zero</a> and that the money was moved to a Bitcoin wallet that shows about $60 million being added today.</b>
A<a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/NiceHash/comments/7i0s6o/official_press_release_statement_by_nicehash/"> press release</a> from NiceHash posted on Reddit and Twitter said that the company's security has been breached. A<a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/NiceHash/comments/7i0s6o/official_press_release_statement_by_nicehash/"> press release</a> from NiceHash posted on Reddit and Twitter said that the company's security has been breached.
Nervous users began speculating on<a style="font-weight: bold;" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/NiceHash/comments/7hy6tp/looks_like_the_end_of_nicehash_how_much_did_you/?st=jav7ke7x&amp;sh=3231af2e"> Reddit</a> and <a style="font-weight: bold;" href="https://twitter.com/NiceHashMining/status/938368653770285056">Twitter</a> after the site said it was down for maintenance early this morning. Nervous users began speculating on<a style="font-weight: bold;" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/NiceHash/comments/7hy6tp/looks_like_the_end_of_nicehash_how_much_did_you/?st=jav7ke7x&amp;sh=3231af2e"> Reddit</a> and <a style="font-weight: bold;" href="https://twitter.com/NiceHashMining/status/938368653770285056">Twitter</a> after the site said it was down for maintenance early this morning.
Previously, <em>WikiTribune</em> was in contact with company adviser Andrej Nabergoj, who said that NiceHash was "assessing the situation and working with the authorities. We'll issue a public statement shortly." <em>WikiTribune</em> initially identified Nabergoj as CEO, but he subsequently clarified his position.  Previously, <em>WikiTribune</em> was in contact with company adviser Andrej Nabergoj, who said that NiceHash was "assessing the situation and working with the authorities." <em>WikiTribune</em> initially identified Nabergoj as CEO, but he subsequently clarified his position.
NiceHash is a place for users to buy "hashing power," that is computing power for <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitcoin#Mining">mining</a> different cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. On Tuesday, the price of Bitcoin surged to $13,000, <a href="http://uk.businessinsider.com/bitcoin-price-blows-past-13000-for-the-first-time-2017-12?r=US&amp;IR=T">as reported by <em>Business Insider</em></a>. NiceHash is a place for users to buy "hashing power," that is computing power for <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitcoin#Mining">mining</a> different cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. On Tuesday, the price of Bitcoin surged to $13,000, <a href="http://uk.businessinsider.com/bitcoin-price-blows-past-13000-for-the-first-time-2017-12?r=US&amp;IR=T">as reported by <em>Business Insider</em></a>.
About $60 million from NiceHash users has apparently been moved to a single external wallet pointing to <a href="https://bitinfocharts.com/bitcoin/address/1EnJHhq8Jq8vDuZA5ahVh6H4t6jh1mB4rq">this address</a>. About $60 million from NiceHash users has apparently been moved to a single external wallet pointing to <a href="https://bitinfocharts.com/bitcoin/address/1EnJHhq8Jq8vDuZA5ahVh6H4t6jh1mB4rq">this address</a>.
This security breach of NiceHash makes it one of the <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-bitfinex-hacked-hongkong/bitcoin-worth-72-million-stolen-from-bitfinex-exchange-in-hong-kong-idUSKCN10E0KP">biggest cryptocurrency</a> breaches ever. This security breach of NiceHash makes it one of the <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-bitfinex-hacked-hongkong/bitcoin-worth-72-million-stolen-from-bitfinex-exchange-in-hong-kong-idUSKCN10E0KP">biggest cryptocurrency</a> breaches ever.
The company’s <a href="https://twitter.com/NiceHashMining/status/938368653770285056">first tweet</a> regarding maintenance was posted earlier this morning, and it <a href="https://twitter.com/NiceHashMining/status/938368653770285056">posted another</a> four hours afterwards, which only added to the concerns expressed on social media by people identifying themselves as NiceHash customers. Users <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/NiceHash/comments/7hy6tp/looks_like_the_end_of_nicehash_how_much_did_you/?st=jav7ke7x&amp;sh=3231af2e">on the Reddit page</a> also said that the company stopped responding to support queries around a day or two ago. The company’s <a href="https://twitter.com/NiceHashMining/status/938368653770285056">first tweet</a> regarding maintenance was posted earlier this morning, and it <a href="https://twitter.com/NiceHashMining/status/938368653770285056">posted another</a> four hours afterwards, which only added to the concerns expressed on social media by people identifying themselves as NiceHash customers. Users <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/NiceHash/comments/7hy6tp/looks_like_the_end_of_nicehash_how_much_did_you/?st=jav7ke7x&amp;sh=3231af2e">on the Reddit page</a> also said that the company stopped responding to support queries around a day or two ago.
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