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NiceHash Bitcoin Mining Service has been Hacked

Trending topic today is about bitcoin mining service NiceHash and a hacker attack that robbed the company of unspecified amounts of cryptocurrency.

The company NiceHash has announced that they have been hacked by an unidentified hackers.

The company’s Facebook page:

We are working to verify the precise number of BTC taken.

The NiceHash official website has gone on Maintenance Mode and has frozen operations for the next 24 hours or so.

A wallet address circulated by NiceHash users shows that more than $60 million of bitcoins might be affected, according to CoinDesk, the cryptocurrency research and news website.

While the company markets itself as a bitcoin company, its true line of business is to help match people who can lease computing hardware to help solve complex math problems for bitcoin miners mining new coins. NiceHash also serves as middleman for bitcoin payments to affiliate bitcoin service providers.

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