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Digital currency exchange NiceHash says bitcoin worth nearly $64 mln hacked

Digital currency exchange NiceHash says bitcoin worth nearly $64 mln hacked
From Reuters - December 6, 2017

(Reuters) - Cryptocurrency marketplace NiceHash said the contents of its bitcoin wallet had been stolen in a security breach and one executive said nearly $64 million had been lost.

NiceHash head of marketing Andrej P. kraba told Reuters on Thursday that the hack was a highly professional attack with sophisticated social engineering and that about 4,700 bitcoin, worth about $63.92 million at current prices, were lost.

He said the company was co-operating with local authorities but declined to give more information.

Earlier, Slovenia-based NiceHash said in a statement posted on its website that it had halted operations for 24 hours as it investigated the breach.

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