New Zealand crypto exchange Cryptopia suffered a data breach on January 14, officials announced on Twitter. Trading has been suspended and the site will be under maintenance until the issue is resolved.
— Cryptopia Exchange (@Cryptopia_NZ) January 15, 2019
The team has already taken the matter up with governmental agencies, and the New Zealand police and high-tech crimes unit.
No details as to the amount of lost funds have been made public yet. Cryptopia becomes the first exchange to be hacked in 2019.
WhalePanda, a Bitcoin proponent, said that the exchange is now mostly irrelevant. The market yet hasn’t been affected in any noticeable way.
— WhalePanda (@WhalePanda) January 15, 2019