Sunday 13 July 2014

MintPal hacked, 30% of Vericoin stolen

Yes. This is real. Mintpal has been hacked and a large amount of coins have been stolen. You can read the statement released by Vericoin here
Here is what MintPal is saying. You can read the original post HERE
A few hours ago we were unfortunately the subject of a successful attack against the exchange. Our investigations have shown that whilst our security was breached, VeriCoin was the target. We would like to stress that VeriCoin and the VeriCoin network has not been in any way compromised. We have worked to secure the exchange and the withdraw process from any further attack. As it stands at the moment the following applies: 1) We lost a considerable amount of VeriCoin in the attack, however we have been working with the VRC developers and all major exchanges to hard fork the coin at a position before the attack. This will allow us to retrieve the stolen coins and facilitate all withdrawals. We are also working with various exchanges to accommodate any losses they may encouter as a result of the required fork. 2) We are currently processing withdrawals for all other coins. As I'm sure you will appreciate, our support channels will most likely be very busy over the coming hours/days so please bear with us. We would like to personally extend our thanks to the VeriCoin developers and the other exchanges who have pulled out all of the stops to ensure that your VRC funds are safe.

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