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Nicehash, Cloud Miner, Gives Back Over Half of Crypto Lost in 2017 Attack

  • Little less than 5,000 BTC were stolen from Nicehash servers during. Back in 2017, when this cloud mining startup was attacked, at the historical high of BTC prices

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In December, a little less than 5,000 Bitcoins were stolen from Nicehash servers during. Back in 2017, when this cloud mining startup was attacked, at the historical high of BTC prices, the value of the stolen coins was gauged at about $65 mln. After the incident, the crypto market collapsed with BTC quotes dropping almost 80 percent.

The Slovenian police are still working on the case. The local law enforcement agencies, cooperating with them, say that cyber crimes take longer to solve than regular ones, since hackers as a rule act from abroad and are skilled at concealing their real identities.

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Yuri is a journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future. ‘Hodls’ cryptocurrencies. Has written for several crypto media. Currently is a news writer at U.Today, can be contacted at yuri.molchan@u.today.

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