Licensed Japanese exchange Zaif hacked for 6,000 bitcoins
Another Japan-based cryptocurrency exchange has been hacked, losing $60 million worth of cryptocurrency, lakip 5,966 bitcoins. The licensed exchange, gitawag huyang, is operated by the Tech Bureau. It said on Thursday that the exchange first noticed an unusual outflow of funds last week, after which the company suspended asset deposit and withdrawal services.
Tech Bureau explained that after further investigation, it discovered that hackers with unauthorized access to the exchange’s hot wallets had stolen roughly $60 million in Bitcoin and others. Nga nga miingon, the exact amount stolen remains unknown. The exchange added that since its own asset reserve is currently around $20 milyon, it has reached an agreement with a Japan-listed firm called Fisco to receive a $44.5 million investment in exchange for a major share of ownership.
Translation of news from Japanese language
Since around September 14, Heisei 30, some services such as deposit / withdrawal of virtual currency are not in operation at our service, and we are causing serious inconvenience to our customers.
As a result of our survey, it turned out that some of the deposits and withdrawal hot wallets were hacked by unauthorized access from the outside, and part of the virtual currency managed by us was illegally discharged to the outside .
This situation will result in betraying the trust of all our customers who trust our company and keeping valuable assets, and we apologize for lying down.
Natural lang, it is a top priority that we do not suffer damage to customer assets. We will promptly notify the Financial Services Agency and the investigation authority after the abovementioned damage and also investigate the cause with the efforts of a third party including Kaichi Corporation also within the company, We strive to secure.
Below, we will explain the explanation about this issue, our company’s response, the situation of securing financial resources equivalent to customer assets, and future management policy of our management team.
2. Facts currently known about hacking damage
① History of hacking damage
In order to respond to customer’s deposit / withdrawal, we are keeping it in hot wallet (part cold wallet) of kept virtual currency from customer. Unauthorized access from the outside was conducted from around 17 o’clock on July 14, 1900 to around 19 o’clock on the server managing the hot wallet for the deposit and withdrawal, and the virtual wallet managed by the hot wallet Currency (BTC, MONA, BCH) was illegally remitted. Regarding specific concrete methods of unauthorized access, ug uban pa, this case is a criminal case, it has already been requested to investigate by filing a damage report to the investigation authorities, and also in order to prevent the same kind of crime in the future I would like you to withhold me. We understand that detailed explanation is as much as possible, but I am pleased if you acknowledge it in any way.
② loss caused by our hacking damage
The type and quantity of virtual currency that we lost due to hacking damage are as follows.
· BTC 5966
· MONA currently under investigation
· BCH currently under investigation
The total losses due to the above damage is estimated to be about 6.7 bilyon yen (including MONA and BCH) in Japanese yen. The reason for not being able to determine the damage quantity at the moment is that the server is not restarted until secure confirmation of safety is ensured in order to prevent secondary damage. As soon as the quantity of the lost virtual currency is determined, we will report it promptly.
③ Impact on customers’ assets due to hacking damage
Among the virtual currencies equivalent to about 6.7 billion yen lost, our unique assets are equivalent to approximately 2.2 bilyon yen, and the virtual currency equivalent to customer assets is about 4.5 bilyon yen.
After discovering this case, we are striving to secure financial resources not to damage the customer’s assets, and we will explain the situation in the following “3. Response of our company”.
3. Our company’s response
① Cause analysis and system restart
Since our company detected server malfunction on September 17, 1920 and hacked damage was confirmed on the following 18th, we reported to the Treasury and analyzed the cause and made damage report to the investigation authorities etc. It was.
karon, we are checking and strengthening security, rebuilding the server, ug uban pa, in order to restart the system of depositing / withdrawing virtual currency. We are committed to restoration as soon as possible, so please wait for a while. Labut pa, I sincerely apologize for any inconveniences that may arise.
② Request for support on customer’s assets, etc. and conclude contract
dayon kita mihangyo sa mosunod nga suporta human sa pagkadiskobre sa niini nga kaso ug na mihinapos sa usa ka kontrata mahitungod sa suporta. Sulod sa suporta naglakip sa (1) probisyon sa kabtangan katumbas sa kabtangan ni customer nga gipahigayon pinaagi sa nawad-an sa kustomer, (2) probisyon sa mga teknolohiya / personnel alang sa pagpalambo sa seguridad, (3) kapital alyansa sa pagpalambo sa pagdumala sa pundasyon, management team Dispatch, etc. gilakip diha sa sulod.
karon (Septyembre 20, 1808), kita mohatag og pinansyal nga tabang sa paghatag 5 billion yen to our company through a subsidiary of Fisco Digital Asset Group Co., Ltd., a group company of Fiscal Co, a JASDAQ listed company , We have concluded a basic agreement to consider the capital alliance to acquire majority of our stocks, the dispatch of more than half of the directors and corporate auditors.
Dugang pa, we have concluded a basic agreement with Kaica Corporation (listed on JASDAQ, Securities Code 2315) karon, with the contents of providing technology for improving security to our company.
For installation of the above support, press release will be issued from Fisco Co., Ltd. and Kaica Co., Ltd. which are group companies on the supporter side, please refer to the following.
· Release by Fisco Corporation
· Release by Kaica Corporation
4. Restarting deposits and withdrawals, future policy on customer’s assets
① In and out of virtual currency
We will work to reconstruct the system while receiving support from engineers of Ka- ka Co., Ltd. alang sa pagpadayon sa deposito / atras sa diha nga sa mahimo.
Ang pagsugod usab sa deposito / atras sa virtual currency gibase sa panultihon nga ang kaluwasan sa sistema sa gipamatud-an. Sa karon nga panahon, sinsero ko mangayo og pasaylo nga dili ilabi ako mahimo nga maghisgot sa petsa sa pagpadayon.
Bahin sa imong gipabilhan assets, ingon nga atong hisgotan sa ubos, kita giplano nga gisiguro pinaagi sa pagpamalit sa kabtangan, mao nga palihug makasabut nga maloloy.
② assets Customer (pagpamalit sa mga Japanese nga yen ug probisyon sa deposito virtual currency)
We have concluded a basic agreement with Fisco Digital Asset Group Co., Ltd. that discusses offering 5 billion yen to our company. We are preparing and negotiating with the company on the premise that the offer will be executed at the end of this month.
Dugang pa, we plan to procure the lost virtual currency using the funds provided and prepare it so that the damage on the customer’s assets will not be affected.
Sa umaabot, if the contents of the basic agreement are executed, ug uban pa, we will report as soon as necessary.
5. Panglantaw sa atong kasamtangang management team mahitungod sa niini nga butang
Ang tanan nga sa atong management team seryoso ang kamatuoran nga tungod sa hacking kadaot niini nga panahon, bililhon nga deposit assets gikan sa mga kustomer nga nawala. Ingon sa usa ka resulta, bisan pa kon ang birtuwal currency katumbas sa kabtangan ni customer mahimong giandam sa ibabaw-nga gihisgotan pundo ug uban pa, ang mga kabalaka ug mga kahasol nga gihatag ngadto sa mga kustomer mao ang mga dakong.
Ingon sa usa ka resulta, sa atong kasamtangang management team mitubag uban sa bug-os nga gahum sa sini nga butang, kita bug-os nga nahimo sa pagpreserbar sa kabtangan sa mga customer ug natuman ang atong obligasyon sa pagtugyan ngadto sa management team sa Fiscal Group, nga makabaton sa usa ka kadaghanan sa mga sa pagkontrolar sa kaso, kita moretiro na sa atong mga mga opisyal sama sa pagdumala sa responsibilidad.
Mahitungod sa mga butang sa niini nga higayon, sa management team pasaylo sa tanan sa atong mga kustomer sa kahadlok.
6. COMSA palisiya sa negosyo pinaagi sa atong mahisakop nga kompanya
Tech Bureau Holdings Co., Ltd., atong koneksyon nga kompanya, naglihok ang COMSA negosyo gipulihan sa among mga kauban nga split gikan sa among mga kauban nga. Regarding the future policy of the project, it is currently under consideration at the company, and we will report it as soon as it is discovered.
7. For inquiries regarding this matter
For inquiries regarding this matter, please contact below.
Tech Bureau Inc. Corporate Communications
E-mail address email@example.com
Phone number 03-6705-8653 (private telephone)
Reception hours Weekdays from 10 o’clock to half past seven
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