CryptoThrift Suspends Escrow Service, Coins Lost in Breach

Auction site CryptoThrift has announced that they have lost more than 15 BTC in a breach of a hot wallet they used for keeping coins in escrow. The incident happens nearly one year after Bitmit, another auction site was hacked for a similar amount. Bitmit shutdown after the operators could not find a buyer who could cover losses. According to CoinThrift the attack occurred early the morning of October 5th but went undiscovered for some time. They report contacting Australian Federal Police about the incident.

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