In line with a recent official ‘announcement‘ published, DragonEx – Singapore based cryptocurrency exchange has announced its users that it suffered a hack.
The recent occured hack – called as “attacks from hackers” that resulted within the transfer and stealing of both “users’ and Platform cryptocurrency assets,” reportedly occurred earlier on 24th March, and was immediately detected by DragonEx. While explaining further, the admin from the exchange notified its users that:
“Part of the assets were retrieved back, & we’re doing our best to retrieve back the remaining crypto assets. Several Judicial administrations were informed regarding this cyber crime case together with Estonia, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong etc. and we are helping policemen in their investigation. All platform services are going to be closed and therefore the actual assets loss recovery situations would be announced within the upcoming week.”
The admin adds that in reference to user losses, “DragonEx would take the responsibility no matter what.” At the reporting time, the total number of cryptocurrency involved is unknown.
On the another hand, a second admin post warned users that official DragonEx client services support never requests sensitive data like “passwords, Email verification code, GA code, SMS code, and personal key for transfer.” The post suggested vigilance against suspect communications and provided contact details for users to seek official help in reference to safeguarding the integrity of personal data.
Additionally within the post, an exchange admin notified with an ‘update‘ to the Telegram channel distinguishing 20 wallet addresses to which the hacked assets are believed to have been transferred. Every address seems to correspond to a unique cryptocurrency – 20 addresses for 20 different crypto-currencies – among with Bitcoin [BTC], Ethereum [ETH], Eos [EOS], Ripple [XRP], and Litecoin [LTC] addresses, along with numerous other smaller and large market cap altcoins.
The update appeals to channel readers, adding:
“We in earnest, request help from all our fellow exchanges and alternative industry strength, please help us to research and trace the assets, freeze them & stop the assets flows.”
For now, the community still awaits further additional news related to the DragonEx breach. On the another hand, New Zealand based exchange Cryptopia – that ‘suffered‘ a $16 Mln hack, earlier in Jan. of this year – has recently ‘resumed‘ its tradings for 40 cryptocurrency trading pairs.
As per CMC [CoinMarketCap] data, DragonEx has reported $187 Mln in trades over the past 24 hours at the reporting time.