Cryptocurrency Exchange Hotbit Hacked: Systems Paralyzed, 2 Million Users Affected

Cryptocurrency Exchange Hotbit Hacked: Systems Paralyzed, 2 Million Users Affected


A cryptocurrency exchange with about 2 million users worldwide announced that it has “suffered a serious cyber attack.” A number of basic services are paralyzed and the attacker tried to access the exchange’s wallets. Consequently, the platform has shut down, stating that it needs to perform a “comprehensive inspection” which is expected to last one to two weeks.

Hotbit Says It ‘Suffered a Serious Cyber Attack’

Crypto exchange Hotbit announced Friday:

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Hotbit just suffered a serious cyber attack starting around 08:00 PM UTC, April 29,2021, which led to the paralyzation of a number of some basic services.

The announcement adds that “the attackers also tried to hack into Hotbit’s wallets,” but the exchange claims that “the attempt was identified and stopped by our risk control system.”

The exchange says that it is “about to exceed 2 million registered users and has a huge service system architecture of more than 200 servers online, in order to ensure security, Hotbit team

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