The cryptocurrency mining service NiceHash has been hacked, its team said today. It seems that they have lost over 4000+ BTC (about $62 Million), NiceHash said on its official Facebook that there has been a security breach involving NiceHash website and the payment system.
NiceHash is one of the biggest easy mining services, with large integrations and pretty good payments. The company provide users with an easy to use CPU & GPU cryptocurrency miner for Windows. With a simple and automatic graphical user interface, it enables users to quickly turn their computer, workstation or server into money-making cryptocurrency mining machine.
According to NiceHash:
“Dear NiceHash users!
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.”
The website had been down for many hours for what NiceHash initially said was maintenance. As the maintenance extended through the day, users predicted on social media that the digital wallet had been hacked.
“While the full scope of what happened is not yet known, we recommend, as a precaution, that you change your online passwords.”