Security Breach at Bitfinex


This is a developing story. 

The Bitfinex Team discovered a security breach that required them to halt all trading, as well as halt all digital token deposits to and withdrawals from Bitfinex platform.

Bitfinex is investigating the breach to determine what happened, but they know that some of users have had their bitcoins stolen. Reviews are being undertaken to determine which users have been affected by the breach. While they conduct the initial investigation and secure their environment, bitfinex.com had been taken down and the maintenance page left up.

The theft is said to have been reported to law enforcement.

Bitfinex also stated the following on their website:


As we account for individualized customer losses, we may need to settle open margin positions, associated financing, and/or collateral affected by the breach. Any settlements will be at the current market prices as of 18:00 UTC. We are taking this necessary accounting step to normalize account balances with the objective of resuming operations. We will look at various options to address customer losses later in the investigation. While we are halting all operations at this time, we can confirm that the breach was limited to bitcoin wallets; the other digital tokens traded on Bitfinex are unaffected.


We will post updates as and when appropriate on our status page, bitfinex.statuspage.io. We are deeply concerned about this issue and we are committing every resource to try to resolve it. We ask for the community’s patience as we unravel the causes and consequences of this breach.