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BitMart: Crypto-exchange loses $150m to hackers

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 7th December, 2021 06:56:37 PM
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Crypto-currency exchange BitMart says hackers have stolen about $150m (£113m) worth of tokens from its "hot wallets".

Those affected, one storing Ethereum and one Binance Smart Chain tokens, "carry a small percentage of assets on BitMart and all of our other wallets are secure and unharmed", it said.

But the first security company to notice the hack estimated the stolen tokens were worth closer to $200m, BBC reported.

Bitmart is suspending customer withdrawals until further notice.

"We are now conducting a thorough security review and we will post updates as we progress," it said.