Bithumb, one of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges worldwide has made a recent announcement stating that the exchange platform lost about $17 million [19 billion SKW] during its recent hack and not $31 million [35 billion SKW] as stated earlier.
The platform claims that the reduction in the total loss that occurred due to the hack was because of the instant transfer of the cryptocurrencies from hot wallet to cold wallet.
The platform also states that support and cooperation of all the cryptocurrency exchanges and foundations around the world were among the reasons why the total loss faced by the platform saw a significant dip.
Bithumb announced that recent update on Twitter: [Translated from Korean]
“Accident damage Amount and membership compensation information comb Sseomeun June 20, the password-deodorizing damage size was announced in approximately 35 billion. In the future, ongoing damage recovery has been counted as the current amount of damage in approximately 19 billion. For further compensation, please check through the link.”
According to the report on the scale of damage, the platform underwent a loss of 692 BCH, 2,016 BTC, 409,962 ELF, 2219 ETH, 42700 ETHOS, 1,015,090 [GNT], 6,240 HSR, 50,000 KNC, 300 OMG, 420 VEN, and 5,227,490 XRP.
In addition to this announcement, Bithumb will be organizing an airdrop event as a compensation to acknowledge the support shown by all its customers. The airdrop event is held for all the members of the exchange platform. Users can purchase the coupon from June 28th, 2018 at 16:40 [UTC + 9].
Frontlpresence, a Redditor says:
“Good thing if anyone will handle and prevent things from happening again. I’m not mad good as long as there’s a better communication.”
WideAngle, a Twitterati says:
“I seriously need a new profession. Crime DOES pay. There is a good chance the hack was an inside job. Will the system EVER be secure?”
Crypto Business, another Twitterati says:
“Key points: – Damage is lower than reported. – Withdraw service will resume soon. – All user’s fund are safe.”