Livecoin cryptocurrency exchange hacked, 120 Bitcoin, 361 Etheruem and 236 BCH stolen

Livecoin, a small cryptocurrency exchange has been hacked and all of its funds have been stolen. The exchange has posted a warning on its website asking users not to deposit funds, or trade on it. API users have also been asked to stop placing bets.

livecoin hack

Livecoin.net says they are under a carefully planned attack and right now, they are in no control of their servers and nodes, which means funds are not in their hands.

After doing some assessment of Livecoin hack, we tracked the cryptocurrency addresses where the funds have been moved to by hackers.

120.57 BTC – bc1qter5yx7re8czhchuzxklepvdxzxtqx6zupj3r6
361.775 ETH – 0x6ee06cd090937E6b768461Fc81825762815E223a
236.5 BCH – qrgh23rfl5dsexregp628sky9xxecwu2du8snpu8p4

Some claim that Livecoin was a shady cryptocurrency exchange and they have hacked themselves. So is this an inside job? You decide.

One user has informed us that withdrawals of all large marketcap cryptocurrencies were disabled one day before the hack and withdrawals of rest of cryptocurrencies were disabled few hours before this exchange hack. Also, deposits of all coins were still being taken in and credited but nobody was allowed to withdraw.

In other words, Livecoin did have full control over database, website and nodes even when the hack was taking place.

 

Related topics

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.