Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange Hacked, Loses $60 Million
Osaka-based Tech Bureau Corp. announced that its cryptocurrency exchange, Zaif, had been hacked last Friday and 6.5 billion yen in various cryptocurrencies had been stolen.
The company said that they detected suspicious activity 3 days before September 17, but the hackers had already stolen 5,966 Bitcoin, and some Bitcoin Cash and Monacoin by then.
A spokesperson said that they have already reported the incident to the authorities and the Financial Services Agency. The company also promised to compensate customers for their loss, but did not give a timeframe.