Japanese hackers steal cryptocurrency worth $ 6.3 million

Japanese hackers steal cryptocurrency worth $ 6.3 million

Baku. 22 March. REPORT.AZ/ Around $6.3 million-worth of cryptocurrency was hacked from exchange accounts and wallet services in Japan last year, new data reveals.

Report informs citing the TASS, according to Japanese news source Nikkei, the country's National Police Agency (NPA) released its first annual report of statistics tracking thefts from cryptocurrency accounts on Thursday.

The data shows that at least 149 cases of hacking emerged last year, with 16 cryptocurrency exchanges affected, as well as three wallet operators, through which around 662 million Japanese yen was illegally remitted. Bitcoin was as the biggest crypto target, with 85 BTC stolen, the report says.

While the agency did not disclose the name of the services affected, it noted that the recent $530 million hack of the Coincheck exchange is not included in its 2017 statistics.

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