About $ 6.2 million in the cryptocurrency were stolen from Japanese exchanges and other services last year. This is reported by the Nikkei.
According to him, the National Police Agency published its first annual report on the topic of the Crypto-Currency on Thursday.
The report refers to 149 registered thefts. Users of 16 exchanges and 3 wallets suffered from thefts, lost about 662 million yen. The main goal of intruders was bitcoin. In total, 85 bitcoins were stolen during this period.
The agency does not specify the names of the affected exchanges and services, but notes that during the calculations it did not take into account the theft of 500 million NEMs from the Coincheck this year.
In 122 cases, which account for 80% of the lost funds, additional security measures were not used, such as two-factor authentication, the report says.
The increase in the activity of malefactors coincided with the rise of bitcoin and other crypto-currencies. So, in April, 7 thefts were registered, in May - 19, and in June - 41.