Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance said that hackers stole BTC 7,000 from them, as the company have discovered a large scale security breach on May 7, 17:15:24 (UTC).
The company estimates that deposits and withdrawals will be suspended for one week, but they "will continue to enable trading"."
"Please also understand that the hackers may still control certain user accounts and may use those to influence prices in the meantime. <…> But we believe with withdrawals disabled, there isn’t much incentive for hackers to influence markets," they added.
Binance claims that it will use the #SAFU fund to cover this incident in full and "no user funds will be affected."
According to the announcement, hackers were able to obtain a large number of user API keys, 2FA codes, and potentially other info.
"The hackers used a variety of techniques, including phishing, viruses and other attacks. We are still concluding all possible methods used. There may also be additional affected accounts that have not been identified yet," the exchange said.
According to the announcement, the breach impacted thei Bitcoin hot wallet only (which contained about 2% of their total BTC holdings.)
Thanks for the support, really appreciate it. But currently no need. We will cover the loss from the #SAFU fund, there is enough. We are hurt, but not broke.
We are working hard to resolve the issue, so that everyone can deposit and withdrawal again. Will take some time. https://t.co/0j4J0fk99W
— CZ Binance (@cz_binance) May 8, 2019