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Dec 08, 2017 12:25 EEST
December 8 (SeeNews) - Slovenian crypto-mining firm NiceHash has confirmed that 4,700 of its bitcoins were stolen following a security breach involving the company's website on Wednesday.
As at 10.20 CET on Friday, the value of the stolen bitcoin amounted to $73.0 million (62.2 million euro).
The attack began at around 1 am December 6, after an employees computer was compromised, NiceHash CEO and co-founder, Marko Kobal, said during a news conference streamed live on the company's Facebook page late on Thursday.
"A hacker or a group of hackers were able to infiltrate our internal system through a compromised company computer," Kobal explained.
"Someone really wanted to bring us down", he noted, adding that the company is cooperating with local and and international law enforcement and cyber security experts.
Marko disclosed that the IP address that accessed their system appears to be from outside of the EU.
Slovenia-based NiceHash is a digital currency marketplace. It is based on the concept of a sharing economy by connecting sellers and buyers of computing power from all over the world.
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