BTC.com, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency mining pools, has announced that it has been the victim of a cyberattack that resulted in the theft of approximately $3 million worth of crypto assets belonging to both customers and the company.
According to its mining pool trackerBTC.com is the seventh largest cryptocurrency mining pool, with 2.66% of the network’s total hashrate.
Some of the stolen property already recovered
In a press release, BTC.com said approximately $700,000 in crypto belonging to its customers and $2.3 million in digital assets belonging to the company were stolen in the attack.
“During the cyberattack, some digital assets were stolen, including approximately US$700,000 worth of assets belonging to BTC.com customers and approximately US$2.3 million worth of assets belonging to the company” , said BTC.com. revealed.
After detecting the December 3, 2022 attack, BTC.com reported the incident to Chinese law enforcement authorities in Shenzhen.
The company has since recovered some of the stolen cryptocurrency, although it did not disclose the amount.
“On December 23, 2022, authorities launched an investigation, began collecting evidence, and requested assistance and coordination from relevant agencies,” BTC.com added.
“The company will devote considerable effort to recovering stolen digital assets.”
No information about stolen data
BTC.com added that it has taken steps to block similar attacks in the future and that its operations have not been affected.
“Following the discovery of this cyberattack, the company implemented technology to better block and intercept hackers,” the company added.
“BTC.com is currently operating as usual, and except for its digital asset services, its customer funds services are unaffected.
A BTC.com spokesperson was not immediately available for comment when contacted by BleepingComputer for further details regarding the cyberattack.
There is currently no information on how the attackers might steal the cryptocurrency or if any data or personal information was stolen during the incident.