Keeping them cryptocurrencies you in exchange platforms is not the safest solution. Many times, they have been done attacks on such platforms, resulting in the loss of millions of dollars worth of cryptocurrencies. Something similar happened at the exchange platform Its bitpoint Japanese. The platform fell victim to hacking and lost cryptocurrencies worth 32 million dollars, according to CoinDesk.
Bitpoint itself did one announcement on its official site, stating that "an unauthorized outflow of cryptocurrencies has been identified". For this reason, the exchange platform has stopped trading as well as opening new accounts until it finds the cause and reduces it risk.
Remixpoint, the parent company of Bitpoint, provided a document in more detail. This document states that 23 from the 32 millions that were stolen belonged to customers of the platform. According to the Nikkei Asian Review, Remixpoint intends to compensate customers, affected by the attack.
There is no information about which cryptocurrencies were stolen. According to CoinDesk, the exchange Bitpoint platform trades in five different digital coins: Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin and XRP.
As we said above, exchange platforms are often the target of hackers. However, in the last two months the phenomenon is more pronounced. A few days ago, an attack on the exchange platform Bitrue of Singapore caused the loss of cryptocurrencies worth 4,5 million dollars. In May, the Binance lost about 40 million dollars.
As far as Japanese platforms are concerned, Bitpoint is not the first to be attacked. In September of 2018, the Japanese Zaif platform experienced something similar. Hackers managed to steal 59 million dollars. In January of 2018, also Japanese Coincheck lost 530 million dollars.