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Bitcoin exchange NiceHash hacked, $68 million stolen

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Bitcoin mining platform and exchange NiceHash has been hacked, leaving investors short of close to $68 million in BTC.

As the price of Bitcoin continues to rocket, surging past the $14,500 mark at the time of writing, cyberattackers have once again begun hunting for a fresh target to cash in on in this lucrative industry.

Banks and financial institutions have long cautioned that the volatility of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency makes it a risky investment, but for successful attackers, the industry potentially provides a quick method to get rich -- much to the frustration of investors.

Unfortunately, it seems that one such criminal has gone down this path, compromising NiceHash servers and clearing the company out.

In a press release posted on Reddit, on Wednesday, NiceHash said that all operations will stop for the next 24 hours after their "payment system was compromised and the contents of the NiceHash Bitcoin wallet have been stolen."

NiceHash said it was working...(continued)

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