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S. Korea probes cyberattack on digital currency exchange

All News 18:15 July 03, 2017

SEOUL, July 3 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's Internet watchdog has launched a probe into a suspected cyberattack against Bithumb, the country's digital currency exchange, an official source said Monday.

The state-run Korea Internet & Security Agency received a call from Bithumb on Friday that its data on customers was leaked, the agency official said. She asked not to be identified because the probe is under way.

The insider said the agency has teamed up with the Korea Communications Commission to investigate the hack. She did not give any further details.

Bithumb said it realized last week that one of its employees' home personal computers was hacked.

The exchange said it believes that personal data on about 30,000 customers had been compromised, though the stolen data did not contain any of their passwords.

Still, some of the customers claimed they suffered financial damage.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the cyberattack.


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