A few days ago, we mentioned there was a new exchange opening up, called OpenEx. With a somewhat unique approach towards the listed coins, this could’ve been a great success. Apparently, we weren’t the only one who thought this could bring big business to Openex, as the exchange has been hacked.
The Bitcoin wallet of OpenEx has been emptied, and the wallet.dat file has been removed by whoever is behind this attack. As a result of the hack, the OpenEx staff urgently requests everyone to withdraw all their coins ASAP.
The OpenEx exchange will be rebuilt from scratch, and have a better and tighter security, protecting all sensitive data. From what we gather, the OpenEx hack was made possible due to insufficient security measures. A lessen learnt, albeit it very hard way….