Decentralized digital asset exchange Mixin reported an attack on its database which resulted in the loss of $200M in assets.
Mixin has now suspended all withdrawal and deposit functions on its platform and “these services will be reopened once the vulnerabilities are confirmed and fixed.”
In the meantime, transfers on the platform remain unaffected.
Now, Mixin network, a decentralized digital asset exchange, announced that its database was compromised due to a hack that resulted in the loss of $200M in digital assets.
The company is collaborating with security partners SlowMist and Google to identify security vulnerabilities and prevent future attacks. Meanwhile, Mixin has suspended all withdrawal and deposit functions, but transfers remain unaffected.
To address the topic of lost assets, Mixin founder, Feng Xiaodong, will hold a live stream at 13:00 HKT on September 25 in Mandarin, and the company promises a summary of the stream in English later on.
Meanwhile, the company’s native token, XIN, experienced an 8.5% drop as a result of the attack. Moreover, the company’s total value locked (TVL) also slumped by $30 million.
SlowMist reports that the crypto market has witnessed multiple exploit attacks recently. The security companies cited examples of Coinbase and Balancer, highlighting the slew of vulnerabilities in the crypto sector.
“The week observed an unsettling rise in multifaceted attack methods, from phishing to rug pulls and DNS hijacking. The diversity of these attacks underlines the crucial necessity for comprehensive security strategies across all facets of the cryptocurrency and blockchain landscape,” said SlowMist.