Around £290,000 ($400,000) of Stellar Lumen, a virtual currency, has been pilfered by attackers in an online attack. The server where BlackWallet—which is a web-based wallet app that hoards lumens—is hosted was hijacked by the group and pilfered 669,920 from accounts of the users. Stellar Lumen is deemed to be the 8th most famous virtual currency across the globe.
As per Bleeping Computer’s report, BlackWallet attempted to caution users in relation to the attack through forums. Nut, several of them sustained to sign in and thus, lose currency. The intruders have shifted the currency to Bittrex, which is a virtual currency exchange, wherein they are expected to translate it into some other digital currency to conceal their tracks, as reported by Bleeping Computer.
On social site, Reddit, in a post, developer of BlackWallet stated he had since inactivated his hosting websites and account. The creator, who is known by the pseudonym of Orbit84, mentioned, “I am genuinely apologetic about this and expect that we will receive back the funds. I am in conversations with my hosting provider to acquire all the details about the intruder and will make out what can be accomplished with it. And if you ever inserted your key on the BlackWallet, you might wish to shift your money some other wallet.”
Stellar, which is an open-source payments system, concentrates on decreasing poverty in the budding world. It states its lumens—that functions by making use of blockchain technology—make the financial transactions quicker, cheaper, and more reliable.
As per CoinMarketCap, a website that positions the worth of diverse cryptocurrencies, there is $11.6 Billion value of Stellar Lumen in the flow. That is very less than the pinnacle virtual currencies Ethereum and Bitcoin, which are deemed to be valued $127.4 Billion and $240.3 Billion, correspondingly. In 2016, the cost of bitcoin dropped above 10% after Bitfinex, a digital currency exchange based in Hong Kong, mentioned it had experienced a major hack.