The team of the digital currency mining marketplace NiceHash announced in a newly released statement that it had been hacked.
NiceHash posted on social media that “there has been a security breach involving NiceHash website” causing loss of funds. The NiceHash was established in 2014 and functions as a marketplace for miners to rent out their hash rate to potential buyers.
The announcement was released in response to a multitude of reports from users that their NiceHash-associated wallets had been emptied. NiceHash posted to its official website earlier that was under maintenance.
Although the team has not yet disclosed details concerning the exact amount, NiceHash users circulated a wallet address indicating that as much as 4,736.42 BTC which is equivalent to more than $62 million today has been stolen.
The NiceHash team advised users to update their online passwords as a result of the breach and subsequent theft. They wrote in a statement: “While the full scope of what happened is not yet known, we recommend, as a precaution, that you change your online passwords.”