Update: Now the entire mining dashboard is broken for me, I can see all of my mining rigs but they're all disabled/off in the eyes of NiceHash. The "current actual profitability calculator is still ticking away in real-time, as well as my unpaid mining balance. But there's some funny stuff going on with NiceHash right now.
NiceHash is the world's leading cryptocurrency platform for mining and trading, and in the middle of a gigantic crypto crash the company has halted any and all crypto wallet withdrawals and people are pissed.
I noticed it myself personally when I refreshed my NiceHash dashboard and noticed the new blue bar at the top that reads: "Wallet withdrawals are disabled as per our security protocols. Please read this article for more details". Well, right in the middle -- in the exact moment that the crypto market crashes and hundreds of billions of dollars is wiped off the market -- NiceHash is hacked and wallet withdrawals are disabled because of it.
NiceHash explains: "The attempted intrusion was quickly detected and effectively prevented by our security team, but there remain several measures we must follow in such incidents. This was a targeted attempt by highly sophisticated actors using zero day exploits, and as such it is not in anyone's interest that we rush to resume, until the external security investigations are completed".
The company says that it wanted to emphasize to all of its users that "this incident has been mitigated and all user funds and data are safe. The attempted intrusion was unsuccessful, and NiceHash will resume all withdrawals as soon as we can".
You can read the full post on NiceHash's website.
As for the people aren't happy about it, the official NiceHash Twitter account posted about the incident, and the replies aren't so welcoming:
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