Cryptopia Finally Officially Resumed Trading

After January hack, losing around 10% of its assets, New Zealand exchange resumed trading on 40 trade pairs that are considered as secure by its team
19 March 2019   502

The New Zealand cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia, which lost up to 10% of its funds as a result of the January hacker attack, officially resumed trading.

We have resumed trading on 40 trade pairs that we have quantified as secure. We will continue to expand this list as we clear more coins.
 

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Yesterday, March 18, Cryptopia resumed trading in test mode for several hours. Total trading volume slightly exceeded 10 BTC. The exchange also announced that it intends to pay compensation to all affected clients by the end of March.

China to Finance Hacker Attacks on Exchanges, - FireEye

Experts believe that the victims of APT41 are industry participants, the development of which is a priority in the current Chinese five-year period
08 August 2019   262

The hacker group APT41 attacks companies in the areas of healthcare, telecommunications, fintech, media, and cryptocurrency exchanges. This activity is funded by the Chinese government, according to analysts of cybersecurity company FireEye.

Experts believe that the victims of APT41 are industry participants, the development of which is a priority in the current Chinese five-year period.

Industries Targeted by APT41
Industries Targeted by APT41

At the same time, APT41 pursues its own goals, extracting financial benefits from attacks, which is unusual for other groups under the Chinese government, according to FireEye.

APT41 is known to include at least two people with the pseudonyms Chzan Xuiguan and Wolfji. The group probably has connections with other hacker organizations like BARIUM and Winnti.

FireEye also evaluated at what time of the day the APT41 attacked the gaming industry (its core target) and businesses from other areas. It turned out that this was happening outside the framework of a standard working day - probably these people, among other things, have the main job.

APT41 Operational Times
APT41 Operational Times

According to the UN Security Council, hackers under the DPRK government stole about $ 2 billion from banking institutions and cryptocurrency exchanges.