Crypto exchange Cryptopia reported “significant losses” as a result of hacker attack
New Zealand cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia confirmed its users’ worst fears this Tuesday.
“Yesterday, January 14, the Cryptopia exchange experienced a security breach that resulted in significant losses,” the company writes. – As soon as the problem was discovered by our employees, the exchange was switched to technical work, and we proceeded to assess the damage. “.
Information about the “unplanned maintenance” appeared on Twitter Cryptopia on the morning of January 14th. Since then, the exchange has published two more reports on the extension of the work schedule, but their reason was announced only today. At the same time, she does not name the amount of damage.
“Exchange officials have notified the relevant government agencies of the incident, including the New Zealand Police and the High Tech Crime Department, which are actively pursuing joint investigations and advising us,” the company writes..
The exchange will remain in maintenance mode and will not resume trading until the problem is resolved: “We intend to resolve the problem as soon as possible and will inform you about every step we take.”.
Cryptopia was once a popular trading platform due to its wide range of small-cap altcoins, but has lost its relevance along with them.
Cryptopia announced its intention to restart NZDT stablecoin pegged to the New Zealand dollar last November.
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