[LIVE THREAD] Nicehash hacked - Here is what we know so far.
Right now Nicehash has been unavailable for over 7 hours without any updates and all we have is speculation. Wild, crypto speculation.
No response from our friends via email or twitter. Site and all stratums are down.
Some speculate hacked or robbed or inside job, as all uncertainty always leads to these ideas.
Some theorize that it could just be a move to cold storage....
In looking at the money we see a new address created and lots of money from Nicehash's main wallets going to it.
Nobody knows but lets get some dialogue going!
In meantime mine to another profile, preferably your own wallet!
Difficulty should drop during the next few blocks for all alts too.
With all this hashrate off the network we should get a little boost to our profits.
Comment below with updates / ideas!
Take the cash and run... once of the primary risks of pools. Also why so much regulation is pushed, to protect investors from shady pool managers. Perhaps there is more to the story, or just one bad egg that destroyed the entire pool. But seems like an insider issue.
Heres CoinDesks take on it: https://www.coindesk.com/62-million-gone-cryptocurrency-mining-market-nicehash-hacked/
Their Facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/NiceHash/
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Official press release regarding the NiceHash security breach
Unfortunately, there has been a security breach involving NiceHash website. We are currently investigating the nature of the incident and, as a result, we are stopping all operations for the next 24 hours.
Importantly, our payment system was compromised and the contents of the NiceHash Bitcoin wallet have been stolen. We are working to verify the precise number of BTC taken.
Clearly, this is a matter of deep concern and we are working hard to rectify the matter in the coming days. In addition to undertaking our own investigation, the incident has been reported to the relevant authorities and law enforcement and we are co-operating with them as a matter of urgency.
We are fully committed to restoring the NiceHash service with the highest security measures at the earliest opportunity.
We would not exist without our devoted buyers and miners all around the globe. We understand that you will have a lot of questions, and we ask for patience and understanding while we investigate the causes and find the appropriate solutions for the future of the service. We will endeavour to update you at regular intervals.
While the full scope of what happened is not yet known, we recommend, as a precaution, that you change your online passwords.
We are truly sorry for any inconvenience that this may have caused and are committing every resource towards solving this issue as soon as possible.
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We will be deprecating nicehash pools/confs/miners at this time. :(
Also, we have instituted NICEHASH promo for their miners to find their way to PiMP and get help with adjusting to real linux mining instead of windows apps.
So far, the pimps have liked to use flypool for Zcash and zcash4win as the Windows Zcash (ZEC) wallet to get back to mining equihash (this is profile 2501 for NVIDIA)
Also for those users who prefer auto-trade-to-BTC, you can get this if you use the pool miningpoolhub.com I believe, please post here any other autotrading pools for those who prefer this feature.
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Probably doing something dumb on my end, but I haven't been able to get mininpoolhub.com running with my pimp claymore config (eth and sia).
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