Bitstamp Exchange Hacked; Website Offline, Bitcoin Worth $5M Stolen

A bad news for Bitcoin fans and supporters. Some unknown hackers have target one of the world’s largest Bitcoin exchange and as a result $5M worth of bitcoin have been stolen.

The United Kingdom and Slovenia-based Bitstamp exchange has taken their website offline in order to secure the remaining Bitcoin and making sure the hackers can not access or compromise any more of the remaining amount.

The notice on the site claims only ‘operational wallets’ were compromised on 4th January, but to avoid any further breach; the site will remain offline. All users have been notified about the breach via email.