Today we woke up knowing that the value of bitcoin has exceeded $ 14,000 for the first time. Taking into account the increased value of cryptocurrency, it is not surprising that it generates interest among friends of others. This seems to have been the case with NiceHash, a very popular platform among all those who mine cryptocurrencies that would have been the victim of the theft of 64 million dollars in bitcoins.
Specifically, this equates to approximately 4,700 BTC, an amount that would have disappeared from the portfolio of bitcoins company without a trace. It is important to keep in mind that the exact scope of the attack is still unknown, although in NiceHash they are already investigating the incident. As expected, the company has temporarily suspended all operations on its website and encourages its users to change their passwords immediately.
At this point, it is important to note that this is not the first theft of money related to Bitcoin. In fact, last month startup Tether (whose main activity is related to the cryptocurrency sector) announced having been the victim of the theft of 31 million dollars in bitcoins. Undoubtedly, it deals with situations of extreme gravity, especially if we take into account the magnitude of the quantities. As always, we will remain attentive to any developments that may occur in this regard.