A sharp drop in the cryptocurrency market began immediately after the South Korean crypto currency exchange Coinrail reported the break-in.
In less than a day after the news about another successful cyber attack, market capitalization decreased by about $50 billion (14%). Bitcoin and most of the leading virtual currency lost in price by 10-12%, and EOS approximately 20%. The rate of VTS has broken the support level and fell below $6700, almost reaching the spring at least.
The decline has occurred after on Sunday a small crypto currency exchange Coinrail said the burglary and kidnapping 70% of its digital assets. Representatives of the company said that after the theft, the hackers moved the virtual currency in cold storage, and they appealed for help to the authorities.
Coinrail not disclose how much was stolen, but some say that amount is $40 million Before the attack, the site was at the bottom of the top 100 leading kryptomere.
In the recent increase in cyber attacks on projects related to cryptocurrency. According to some estimates, in 2014 because hacks trading platforms, working with the virtual currency, investors lost more than $1.4 billion.
Recall that in 2018, the hackers stole bitcoin at $1.1 billion.