UK Crypto Exchange EXMO Offline Amid DDoS Attack

The exchange said it's working to bring services back online following the attack.

Feb 15, 2021 at 3:55 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 12:11 p.m. UTC

Cryptocurrency exchange EXMO is down at press time, with the company saying it was hit by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.

  • The U.K.-based exchange tweeted around 13:00 UTC Monday that its servers are temporarily unavailable owing to the attack and that it's "solving this issue."
  • Several hours later, work to get the site back online still seems to be ongoing.
  • A DDoS attack occurs when an online service is hit with massive volumes of traffic in order to slow or halt its operations.
  • The attack comes less than two months after EXMO lost nearly 6% of its crypto assets in a security breach on Dec. 21, 2020.

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