Hackers targeted a Slovenian mining exchange in order to steal thousands of Bitcoin. Highly professional” hackers made off with around 4,stolen bitcoin Bitcoin from a leading mining service, a Bitcoin exchange has said. It said it was working hard to recover the Bitcoin for its users, adding: “Someone really wanted to bring us down.

By 03:37 the hackers, whom the company believes were based outside the European Union, had begun stealing Bitcoin. The theft comes as the price of Bitcoin continues to surge, dumbfounding experts and stoking concerns of a bubble. High-stakes attacks like this are not uncommon, with several large breaches and thefts hitting Bitcoin and other related services over the past year. Mr Kobal appeared on Facebook Live to address concerns about the hack. We have not abandoned you guys,” he said. He explained that an employee’s computer was compromised in the attack.