Breaking: New Zealand cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia hacked

15 Jan, 2019 | Updated: 15 Jan, 2019
by Ryan Boltman
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Breaking: New Zealand cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia hacked

New Zealand cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia has announced following 24 hours of downtime, that the exchange has been hacked. 

Cryptopia had been down for roughly 24 hours since 14 January 10:00 UTC, announcing that the website was experiencing unscheduled maintenance.

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The red flags starting waving a day later with the exchange still down. 

The exchange has since announced that a security breach occured which resulted in significant losses.

Read more: Community reacts to Cryptopia hack: 'First exit scam of 2019?'
 

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No futher information has been given at this time. However Cryptopia announced that they are currently dealing with government agencies in an attempt to assist in the matter. Cryptopia have also stated that the exchange will remain in maintanance mode till further notice. Trading has been suspended.

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