Thieves nab $60 million in latest heist targeting Japanese cryptocurrency exchange

Another Japanese cryptocurrency exchange was hit as thieves made off with roughly $60 million worth of Bitcoin, Monacoin and Bitcoin Cash.

The attack targeted Tech Bureau’s Zaif exchange and took place over a two-hour period on Sept. 14 however, the firm detected server problems on Sept. 17 and didn’t confirm the attack until the following day, according to Reuters.  

Regulators had already hit the cryptocurrency firm with two business improvement orders earlier this year as Japan’s cryptocurrency exchanges have been under close scrutiny since the Coincheck heist in January where cybercriminals made off with $530 million in digital coins.

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