NiceHash gets hacked
NiceHash gets hacked and this leaves one of the largest providers of selling/buying mining hashpower with stolen bitcoins of at least $56 million dollars.
The website entered maintenance mode in the morning and until later tonight, the hacking news were just rumors. Unfortunatelly for all the people that were using NiceHash services, the rumors became a reality when an official statement came out:
Unfortunately, there has been a security breach involving NiceHash website. We are currently investigating the nature of the incident and, as a result, we are stopping all operations for the next 24 hours.
Importantly, our payment system was compromised and the contents of the NiceHash Bitcoin wallet have been stolen. We are working to verify the precise number of BTC taken.
If you ever used NiceHash services, we recommend changing your online passwords if you did not used a unique one for this service only.
Stay safe and take care of your bitcoins 🙂