BitMart encountered a major cyber attack yesterday. Messages of support poured into the crypto exchange after the $196 million loss.
Earlier yesterday, the popular cryptocurrency exchange BitMart encountered a massive cyberattack. The hackers disappeared, causing the company to lose $196 million. While the effect of the event is still the number one agenda item of the market; Support messages came from some important platforms to the stock market. Investors continue to watch all this with amazement. However, the company is somewhat relieved as a result of the help received.
Support message from the Shiba Inu community to BitMart
Shiba Inu, one of the popular altcoins, made a post this morning on its official Twitter account. SHIB shared a tweet showing that it is lending a helping hand to the struggling trading platform. Addressing their community, the SHIB team issued the following call:
Even though the core of our project is decentralization, we want to show our support and give some love to our friends at @BitMartExchange, who are already working hard to fix the security incident that happened yesterday. pic.twitter.com/CJZjQHaP59
— Shib (@Shibtoken) December 5, 2021
Of course, the only support for BitMart was not from the Shiba Inu. Huobi, another cryptocurrency exchange, also posted a message on its Twitter account. The company said:
Huobi will do our best to assist #BitMart in handling this issue. If there are any inflows of related assets, we will report and assist in a timely manner.
— Huobi (@HuobiGlobal) December 5, 2021
What did BitMart experience yesterday?
Security research company PeckShield was the first to notice the BitMart attack and share it with the public. The company announced that the exchange has lost $100 million from various cryptocurrencies on the major Ethereum chain and $96 million from units on the Binance Smart Chain.
Too many altcoins were affected by this attack. It has been learned that cryptocurrencies such as FLOKI, SHIB, ELON, HOT, MATIC are among them. PeckShield also tabulated and published how much was taken from which cryptocurrency.
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