London-based British crypto exchange EXMO has reported it has suffered a hacker attack.
In particular, according to the platform, it has allegedly suffered a denial of service (DDoS) attack, which has caused the exchange to be down for a few hours.
The platform has shared the following message on its official Twitter profile:
Important: DDoS attack on EXMO 📢❗️— EXMO (@Exmo_Com) February 15, 2021
Please note the EXMO exchange website is now under the DDoS attack. The servers are temporarily unavailable.
We are solving this issue right now. Please stay tuned.
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Notably, the attack comes just two months after the platform reported that hackers had stolen $10.5M in Bitcoin, Ether, XRP, Bitcoin Cash, Tether and Zcash.
A DDoS attack like the one suffered by the exchange occurs when an online service is attacked with massive volumes of traffic in order to slow down or stop its operations.