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Cryptopia Exchange suffered a security breach
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"Important Announcement

14th January 2019, the Cryptopia Exchange suffered a security breach which resulted in significant losses. Once identified, the exchange was put into maintenance while we assessed damages.

Cryptopia has notified and is cooperating with the appropriate government agencies, including the NZ Police and High Tech Crimes Unit. Please see their media release below.

NZ Police Press Release"

https://www.cryptopia.co.nz/


This is bad. I have coins there.
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I really do not know why these places do not have the best security. Confidence in crypto in general will be undermined yet again and the only winners will be the thieves. I hope that you do not have any losses Carsten, nor anyone else on this forum.
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(2019-01-18, 01:46 PM)BobBobert Wrote: I really do not know why these places do not have the best security.  Confidence in crypto in general will be undermined yet again and the only winners will be the thieves. I hope that you do not have any losses Carsten, nor anyone else on this forum.

Never,....NEVER keep coins on an exchange....
I have mentionned this several times here in this forum.
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I don't have losses yet. I expect that Cryptopia will be up and running again. Hugues is sadly right, but I don't move all my crypto out of exchanges simply because I need too many wallets to do so. It's just cumbersome, but on the other hand then only I is to blame if the money is lost.

"Update: Investigation involving cryptocurrency company
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 - 7:30pm
National News
The investigation into the alleged unauthorised transaction of cryptocurrency at the Christchurch company Cryptopia has continued today.

The inquiry is still in its very early stages and police are continuing to work with Cryptopia to establish what has happened and how.

Police are not yet in a position to say how much cryptocurrency is involved, other than it is a significant amount.

A large team, including Canterbury CIB and specialist staff from the police High Tech Crime Unit, have been assigned to the case.

There has been a visible police presence at the company’s Colombo Street headquarters throughout the day as police take the steps needed to progress the investigation.

While police are unable to go into details about specific steps being taken at this stage, we can say that our focus includes commencing both a forensic digital investigation of the company, and a physical scene examination at the building.

We are dealing with a complex situation and we are unable to put a timeframe on how long the investigation may take.

We are also aware of speculation in the online community about what might have occurred. It is too early for us to draw any conclusions and Police will keep an open mind on all possibilities while we gather the information we need.

A priority for police is to identify and, if possible, recover missing funds for Cryptopia customers; however there are likely to be many challenges to achieving this.

We would also like to make clear that Cryptopia are cooperating fully with the investigation team and a media report that police ‘stormed’ the building today is entirely incorrect.

Anyone with information which could assist the investigation can contact police by email at crypto@police.govt.nz (link sends e-mail).

ENDS

Issued by Police Media Centre. "


https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/...cy-company
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