NEW ZEALAND POLICE HAVE ALLOWED THE CRYPTOPIA EXCHANGE TO RESUME ITS WORK
The Police Department of New Zealand reports that the Cryptopia cryptocurrency exchange can return to work if desired. However, on the exchange’s website still hangs a message that the service is suspended.
The founders of the company have not yet commented on the notification to the police and do not report whether the platform will be re-launched after hacking.
“The bulk of the work in Cryptopia’s offices has been completed, although representatives of the crime control group in the high-tech industry are still there. They need to finish something else”, the inspector of criminal police Greg Murton declared.
Merton declined to answer the question as to whether and when any charges would be brought. He also did not comment on the amount of potential damage and did not discuss the assumptions that the attackers withdrew funds from the wallets of the exchange even after the beginning of the investigation.
It is believed that the total amount of stolen crypto assets reaches 23 million dollars. Although in his only meaningful comments about the hacking Cryptopia CEO Pete Dawson denied this information. He also didn’t name the total amount of damage.
The police said that the employees of the exchange actively cooperate with the authorities. Statements that cryptopia office was taken by storm, they completely deny.