A casino gambling site has been shut down after a massive cyberattack, with hundreds of thousands of users unable to access their accounts.
In a statement, Coinapult said it had taken down all the site’s services on Wednesday, after the attack began.
“This is the first time that a coinapult site has suffered a cyberattack since March 2017, and the majority of our customers have not experienced any disruption in their account or their transactions,” Coinapult CEO James Kline said in the statement.
A spokesperson for the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) confirmed the company had taken the action, saying the commission was “actively investigating the matter.”
The incident comes amid a global cyberlockdown that has been blamed for causing a $60 billion loss for some investors and companies in recent months.
The company is currently operating as a virtual private network (VPN) for users in Australia and New Zealand.
Coined in 2012, CoinGram is one of several bitcoin gambling sites that has struggled with the loss of user funds.
Bitcoin gambling sites are often a place where players gamble on real-world cryptocurrency such as bitcoin, ethereum and litecoin.
Last year, CoinGab had more than 50 million registered users, but was closed after the operator was hit with a $4 million hacking breach.
CoinGab was one of the first bitcoin gambling platforms to be shut down in March, when a group of hackers attacked its servers, prompting the site to shut down for three days.
Its closure sparked a series of attacks, which were later traced back to a Russian-based group known as Lizard Squad.