New Zealand crypto exchange Cryptopia gets hacked while in liquidation

New Zealand crypto exchange Cryptopia gets hacked while in liquidation
February 24
10:00 2021

Cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia suffered a hack in 2019, which led to the loss of about NZ$23 million and has been in liquidation since. However, Stuff.co.nz reported another hack that happened recently and led to the theft of over $60,000 in crypto.

According to the source, the funds in cryptocurrency XSN were moved from a wallet owned by Stakenet, which had been in a dormant state since the previous hack. The source also says that the company did not expect this to happen as the funds were supposed to be in control of the liquidator Grant Thornton that was contacted for comment.

The cryptocurrency exchange started the liquidation process in May 2019. In December 2019, the company’s official liquidator, Grant Thornton, posted an announcement on its website about the creation of the claims portal. Using this portal, clients of the exchange could make claims to recover their funds.

Cryptopia is not the only cryptocurrency exchange that could not recover from a hack. This year, Russian cryptocurrency exchange Livecoin closed down, unable to restore its operations after a hack on Christmas. Hackers allegedly gained control of the organization’s servers and modified the prices of various cryptocurrencies.

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