Russian cryptocurrency exchange Livecoin hacked and lost control
Livecoin is ranked as the 173rd cryptocurrency exchange on the internet, with roughly $16 million in daily transactions.
The company posted the message on its official website. The attack appeared to have occured on the night between December 23 and December 24.
The hackers tweaked the exchange rate for Bitcoin from the regular $23,000/BTC to more than $450,000/BTC, Ether grew from $600/ETH to $15,000, and Ripple price increased from $0.27/XRP to more than $17/XRP.
Livecoin described the incident as a "carefully planned attack, which has been prepared, as we assume, over the last few months."
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