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Bitcoin Dropped by $1,400, Bitrue Hacked

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A few minutes after the crash of United States-based cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase, Bitcoin massively fell by $1,400. Adding to that, Coinbase announced in its status website that it is reviewing the matter. Its API and website are not operating correctly.

And minutes before the first announcement of Coinbase, the price and market cap of Bitcoin started to fall, according to the daily chart of Bitcoin price.

After that, about 20 minutes after Coinbase announced that it found the issue and attempting to fix it, the firm resolved the problem. The dilemma follows a disgraced performance report on June 25 and another crash occurrence last June 24. Fortunately, the company fixed the issues within an hour of reporting.

As of now, Bitcoin is slowly recovering from its sudden loss. It was up 0.71$ a few hours ago and rose 9.48% for the day. Aside from that, it is currently trading at $12,690.

Bitrue Hacking

On June 26, the Singapore-based crypto exchange Bitrue published an official statement via Twitter thread. The firm underwent a major hack. And it loses 9.3 million XRP.

In addition to that, the stolen funds are worth more than $4.5 million in XRP, valued at $0.488, and $237,500 in ADA, valued at $0.095 during the time of the breach.

Moreover, the alleged single hacker first took advantage of a vulnerability in its Risk Control team’s 2nd review process to access the personal funds of around 90 Bitrue users. After that, it utilized its first experience to obtain the exchange’s hot wallet and steal the cryptocurrency.

By good luck, Bitrue immediately detected the intrusion. Also, the company swiftly stopped the hacker’s activity. Then, the firm cautioned the receiving exchanges, Huobi, Bittrex, and ChangeNOW, of the coming ill-gotten funds. And it credits the companies for lending a hand to freeze the relevant transactions and accounts.

Exchange users can rest assured because the company insured their funds. Also, every user affected with the breach will have their funds restored as soon as possible.

As of now, Bitrue is conducting an emergency investigation of the platform. And it plans to return in its live service functionality as early as possible. Also, log-in and trading support might be available quicker than withdrawals, which will stay offline for a longer duration.

Above all, the exchange gives the public a link where it can track the flow of funds on the XRP block explorer. And also, it communicated to the Singaporean authorities to ask for aid in capturing the perpetrator.

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