NiceHash Crypto Cloud Mining Users’ Refunds Now Up to 60% Total of Stolen Bitcoins
NiceHash Has Already Returned 60% Of Stolen Bitcoins
The cloud mining services known as Nicehash has already returned 60 percent of the Bitcoins stolen back in December, 2017. The information has been released by a local media source that informed that the case is still ongoing.
The cryptocurrency mining pool company was able to give back 60% of the stolen funds. We are talking about 4,700 Bitcoin that were stolen in the attack in 2017. At that time, the value of the stolen virtual currencies was 65 million dollars.
Since that moment, Bitcoin has lost over 65% of its price, after falling from $20,000 to $5,900 some weeks ago. When NiceHash was hacked, the site went offline and informed users hat the system was compromised. In a Reddit post they explained the whole situation and what happened with the funds they had.
The NiceHash platform reopened just two weeks after the attack, very fast considering the amount of virtual currencies lost. Since then, the company has made monthly reimbursements to affected users.
At the moment, the investigation is undergoing, but there is no clear information about what could happen with all the funds. The Ljubljana Police Department explained:
“Information gathering and other activities are still underway and carried out with the help of international legal collaboration.”
Total Slovenia News quoted police officials from Slovenia saying that these investigations are the most time-demanding and lengthy to carry out. As hackers act from different countries, the investigation is more complicated.
Nicehash claims to be the ‘largest crypto-mining marketplace.’ The system works by connecting sellers and buyers of hashing power.