- Crypto exchange HTX and HTX DAO experienced an outage following a cyber attack in the early hours of today,
- The Justin Sun-linked firms have announced the resumption of operations.
- Sun’s centralized exchange, Poloniex, was also attacked months ago.
Cyberattacks have long plagued the industry, with malicious actors constantly lurking in the shadows and seeking the next victim to prey upon. The latest casualty is the crypto exchange HTX, which fell victim to a distributed denial-of-service attack in the early hours of Friday, January 19.
The firms have successfully resumed operations following downtime and operation and service disruption.
HTX and HTX DAO Recover Post-Attack
In a tweet, HTX global advisor Justin Sun announced restoring services on the exchange following a 15-minute outage caused by a DDoS attack.
The attack also affected HTX’s recently launched decentralized autonomous organization, HTX DAO, unveiled just a day before the incident.
While the attack’s origin remains undisclosed, Justin Sun emphasized that all users’ funds are intact, adding that the exchange “remains standing”.
This isn’t the first incident involving exchanges linked to Justin Sun in recent months. The TRON founder’s centralized exchange, Poloniex, suffered an attack in November, resulting in a temporary halt of operations and a loss of nearly $100 million.
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