Due to cyberattacks, about 260,000 customers of the largest Japanese electronic exchange Coincheck were affected.

One of the largest Japanese electronic exchanges Coincheck as a result of cyber attacks on January 26 lost the NEM crypto currency at 58 billion yen (about $ 534 million). This was reported by the Russian Service of the BBC .

The Japanese company stopped trading immediately after unauthorized access. Suffered about 260 thousand customers. Their losses were promised to be reimbursed.

The stolen electronic currency was stored in a “hot purse” that was connected to the Internet. Coincheck reported the incident to the police and the Japan Financial Services Agency.

NEM – the tenth in the world of the crypto currency at market value. After the incident, its cost decreased by 10% to $ 0.92.