Nicehash HACKED - now over $62 Million sits in hackers Bitcoin wallet!

Percentage of Total Market Capitalization, source

The hack affected NiceHash's payment system, and the entire contents of the company's bitcoin wallet was stolen, the company said in a Facebook post Wednesday afternoon.

Bitcoin surged past $17,000 Thursday as the frenzy surrounding the virtual currency escalated just days before it starts trading on major US exchanges. "We are now investigating the nature of the incident and, as a result, we are stopping all operations for the next 24 hours", the company wrote, in a press statement. The largest cryptocurrency by market value has soared from less than $1 000 at the start of the year, up more than 1300%.

The company said it was investigating the cause of the breach on Thursday as bitcoin surged above $15,000 for the first time, adding more than $2,000 to its price in 12 hours ahead of this weekend's launch of bitcoin futures by CBOE. Futures for bitcoin will start trading on the Chicago Board Options Exchange on Sunday evening and on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange a week later. Such currencies are not tied to a bank or government and allow users to spend money anonymously.

European Union sues Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland over low refugee intake
If the member state still refuses to comply, the Commission may then decide to refer the case to the Court of Justice. For Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic this legal precedent - not news, but a logical outcome .

Bitcoins are basically lines of computer code that are digitally signed each time they travel from one owner to the next.

Many other users responded to the company's maintenance tweet, saying that they had money stolen. James Howell for example more 7,500 Bitcoins just because he threw out the hard drive that contained them.

Because the tally of bitcoin transactions, or blockchain, is verified constantly by a network of miners, rogues can not spend the same bitcoin twice.

Lindsey Vonn Says She Won't Be Representing Trump at the Winter Olympics
Vonn isn't the only Olympian who wouldn't visit the White House under President Trump . "I want to represent our country well". But I have to win to be invited so - no, actually I think every USA team member is invited.

In Japan, following the failure of a bitcoin exchange called Mt. Gox, new laws were enacted to regulate bitcoin and other virtual currencies.

"While the full scope of what happened is not yet known, we recommend, as a precaution, that you change your online passwords", they wrote in the statement. This corporate security breach is being investigated by NiceHash and the proper authorities and will be dealt with urgently.

New Human Ancestor Unveiled In South Africa
The researchers hail the skeleton project as important for South Africa's heritage and "our common humanity ". PAST's chief scientist Professor Robert Blumenschine labels the discovery a source of pride for all Africans.

Related News:

  • 'Monster' Sports Doc Larry Nassar Facing Long Sentence For Child Porn

    'Monster' Sports Doc Larry Nassar Facing Long Sentence For Child Porn

    In federal lawsuits, more than 140 women or girls have accused Nassar of assaulting them, often during medical appointments. McKayla Maroney is opening up about the alleged abuse she faced at the hands of accused Team USA doctor Larry Nassar .
    Met Éireann issues snow-ice warning for country

    Met Éireann issues snow-ice warning for country

    Donegal is set for a cold snap with wintry showers, snow and freezing temperatures which will continue into next week. Now, Met Éireann have included 18 other counties in a yellow weather warning for snow and ice over the next 24 hours.
    Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) To Go Ex-Dividend on December 12th

    Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) To Go Ex-Dividend on December 12th

    BidaskClub downgraded Anadarko Petroleum from a "sell" rating to a "strong sell" rating in a report on Thursday, August 17th. Investors may be looking to compare the current stock price of Anadarko Petroleum Corp (APC) to some of its moving averages.
  • Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi is Going to the Louvre Abu Dhabi

    Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi is Going to the Louvre Abu Dhabi

    It is home to the first place in Saudi Arabia designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Al-Hijr archaeological site . However, Prince Bader attended King Saud University in Riyadh around the same time or along with Prince Mohammed.
    How to See the 2017 Geminid Meteor Shower

    How to See the 2017 Geminid Meteor Shower

    The Geminids are probably the best meteor shower of the year-often exceeding the Perseids in August and the Leonids in November. Within the light pollution of a fair-sized city on the big night, you might only see a maximum of 10 or 15 Geminids per hour.

    Price Performance Review on Shares of Boardwalk Real Estate Investment Trust

    Traders often add the Plus Directional Indicator (+DI) and Minus Directional Indicator (-DI) to identify the direction of a trend. The Average Directional Index or ADX is a technical analysis indicator used to describe if a market is trending or not trending.
  • "A new Tomb Raider game is coming" says Square Enix

    The Tweet that was sent from the official Tomb Raider account posted the following statement regarding a new Tomb Raider game. Square Enix have officially acknowledged that a third Tomb Raider title in the rebooted series exists, and will be coming out.

    Concentrate on the Analyst's Move:: Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO)

    Staying on top of longer-term price action may help provide investors with a wider range of reference when doing stock analysis. Wall Street brokerage firms that regularly cover the stock have provided price targets and recommendations on Ross Stores, Inc.
    Little Creek-Fort Story remembering Pearl Harbor in ceremony

    Little Creek-Fort Story remembering Pearl Harbor in ceremony

    Both President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump made small errors on tweets commemorating the attack on Pearl Harbor . Through the ups and downs of battles won and lives lost, the cry of "Remember Pearl Harbor!" helped maintain American resolve.
  • 'she is not going to stay with him'

    'she is not going to stay with him'

    As for Lauer's wife, Annette Roque , she was also ringless in pictures published byThe Daily Mail on Wednesday. Lauer was sacked last week after an accusation of sexual harassment.

    Sophie Turner Fires Up First Look of Jean Grey in 'Dark Phoenix'

    Pride is starting to get the better of him [Charle Xavier], and he is pushing the X-Men to more extreme missions. Sophie Turner has never looked hotter. "I would call Dark Phoenix a drama", Lawrence continues.
    Instagram's Distinct Messaging App Could be A victor

    Instagram's Distinct Messaging App Could be A victor

    Just look at Facebook Messenger , which was first released in 2011, and made the default mobile messaging experience since 2014. Direct would be available from today in Italy, China, Turkey, Israel, Portugal and Uruguay for both the Android and iOS.


Most liked

Steelers safety Mike Mitchell rips officiating: 'Just hand us all some flags'
The NFL commissioner signed a five-year contract extension on Wednesday, worth about $40 million annually, according to reports . If you don't want to get injured then don't come out here. "Think about what you ask us to do", Mitchell told reporters.

Parents of Seminole Heights murder suspect in court for contempt hearing
They previously told FOX 13 news that they still love their son, despite the accusations. Their next court date is January 5 at 10 a.m.

Baker Mayfield named Associated Press Player of the Year
Mayfield is also considered the heavy favorite to win the Heisman Trophy, which will be announced Saturday night in NY . Earlier this week, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was named one of three finalists for the Heisman Trophy.

Wildfires Rage in California
Residents living west of I-405 should brace for evacuations, in case flames jump the freeway, officials said earlier on Wednseday. It was the worst of four fires that by late Tuesday had burned more than 66,000 acres in Southern California, prompting Gov.

London replaces Brussels as Euro 2020 host
The first match of Euro 2020 will be hosted in Rome at the Stadio Olimpico, UEFA has confirmed. The semi-finals and the final will be at Wembley .

Tesla Inc (TSLA) Position Lifted by Apriem Advisors
Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Tesla during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $100,000. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 1,225 shares of the company's stock, valued at $383,731.25.

CAMS department paid tribute to Shashi Kapoor
Recently Rishi Kapoor had tweeted a pic of him and Randhir Kapoor visiting the Haveli and captioned it, "Somebody sent this". Shashi Kapoor , a leading Bollywood actor and producer from the 1970s and '80s, has died after a long illness.

General Electric plans to cut 1100 United Kingdom jobs
Canadian Reit had 13 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NYSE: AEP ) for 33,202 shares. Verition Fund Management Llc decreased American Elec Pwr Inc ( AEP ) stake by 58.13% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing.

Active Volume Stock: First Horizon National Corporation (FHN)
Thompson Investment Mgmt Inc holds 0.39% of its portfolio in First Horizon National Corporation (NYSE:FHN) for 119,520 shares. It also reduced Brookfield Infrastructure Partners Lp (Put) (NYSE:BIP) stake by 8,200 shares and now owns 6,200 shares.

No exemptions for odd-even, Delhi govt submits plan to NGT
Among the measures would be the odd-even scheme , along with stopping of trucks in Delhi and restricting any outdoor activities of schoolchildren.

Airlines Are Rerouting Flights to Avoid North Korean Missiles
For the time being, there are no planned changes to existing Cathay Pacific routes. It hadn't previously announced the changes before this week.

Ex-policeman faces 20 years in prison for Scott slaying
Charles Morgan, a forensic psychiatrist who examined Slager in May 2016 and diagnosed him with normal psychological function. US District Judge David Norton said Slager obstructed justice when he made statements to state police after the shooting.

Low carb diet puts type 2 diabetes into remission
Whether it be genetics or just every day choices, Boyd said Type 2 diabetes is a problem that won't be going away anytime soon. Worldwide, the number of people with Type 2 diabetes has quadrupled over 35 years, largely due to the growth in obesity.

Superhot adds new abilities in roguelike expansion, coming to Early Access tomorrow
In Mind Control Delete , players are forced through various gameplay challenges that will increase in difficulty. More powerful abilities and playable characters will also be unlocked.

Broadcom's (AVGO) Buy Rating Reiterated at Raymond James Financial
In other Broadcom news, SVP Bryan Ingram sold 30,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 14th. The (Simple Month Average) SMA20 is at -3.9 percent, its SMA50 Value is 1.66% and SMA200 value is reported as 8.57 Percent.