Cryptocurrency Platform Reports Over $40 Million USD in Bitcoin Has Been Hacked

It is possibly the largest hack in history.

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Cryptocurrency exchange platform Binance reports that a single account was hacked with 7,000 bitcoin ( $40 million USD) being stolen in what’s been described as the biggest hack in history.

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao stated that “a thorough security review” is required before moving forward. “The security review will include all parts of our systems and data, which is large.” Meaning the investigation could take over the one week needed to conduct the review.

Hackers utilized phishing and viruses over an extended period of time to pull this off, with CZ describing them as patient, as they utilized “well-orchestrated actions through multiple seemingly independent accounts at the most opportune time.”

Although all transactions have been frozen, users won’t be affected by the hack and the lost funds will be reimbursed by a Secure Asset Fund for Users (SAFU) put into place last year. The crypto community has come together in solidarity over the situation, as the event is an attack on the entire CTC industry. Many offered assistance as the exchange evaluates its options to recoup from the blowback.

Check the tweets below to stay up to date on how the situation has progressed since CZ has conducted a Reddit AMA over the situation.

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