This list of Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency exchange hacks should be ample proof for you to NOT leave your funds on exchanges, but instead, store your funds on a reputable non-custodial wallet to potentially maximize the security of your funds.

Note that the exchange that are listed are only exchanges that are confirmed to be hacked.

Current number of hacked exchanges: 43

July 12, 2019
July 12, 2019

BITPoint

"Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint was hacked last week when hackers stole 3.5 billion yen ($32 million) from the exchange’s hot wallet, of which 2.5 billion yen were customer funds."

Source: CCN

June 27, 2019
June 27, 2019

Bitrue

"Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitrue has been hacked for around $4.2 million in user assets."

Source: CoinDesk

May 7, 2019
May 7, 2019

Binance

"hackers withdrew 7,000 Bitcoins worth about $40 million via a single transaction in a “large scale security breach,” ... "The hackers used a “variety of techniques” including phishing and viruses to obtain a large amount of user data"

Source: Bloomberg

April 1, 2019
April 1, 2019

Bithumb

"South Korean crypto exchange Bithumb has had around $13 million in the EOS cryptocurrency stolen in a hack it suspects was an insider job.

The company confirmed in statement on Saturday that it first spotted an “abnormal withdrawal” of the cryptocurrency through its monitoring system"

Source: CoinDesk

March 25, 2019
March 25, 2019

Coinbene

"Over $100 Million Missing: CoinBene Claims Maintenance, a Month of Questions Point Toward a Hack"

Source: Cointelegraph

March 24, 2019
March 24, 2019

DragonEx

"DragonEx announced the news on its official Telegram channel on Monday, stating that, on Sunday, March 24, it had suffered a cyberattack that saw cryptocurrency funds owned by users and the exchange “transferred and stolen.” No information has yet been provided on the value of the losses."

Source: CoinDesk

February 15, 2019
February 15, 2019

Coinmama

"The official statement of the exchange disclosed that 450,000 email addresses and passwords were leaked in a massive global hacking attack involving 24 websites and some 747 million records."

Source: CCN

February 15, 2019
February 15, 2019

Cryptopia

"The exchange announced the news on Twitter, stating that it “suffered a security breach which resulted in significant losses.”

Meanwhile, tweets from Whale Alert indicated that 19,391 (ETH) tokens worth nearly $2.44 million and around 48 million centrality (CENNZ) tokens worth about $1.18 million were transferred from Cryptopia to unknown wallets on Jan. 13."

Source: CoinDesk

October 28, 2018
October 28, 2018

MapleChange

Canadian crypto exchange Maple Change has been hacked. The company is reporting over $5 million in losses – virtually all its funds – and says it cannot pay any of its customers back.

However, many are questioning whether the company was hacked or if the loss was something planned by internal representatives..

Source: Blockonomi

September 14, 2018
September 14, 2018

Zaif

"Japan-based cryptocurrency exchange has been hacked, losing a 6.7 billion yen (about $60 million worth of cryptocurrency), including 5,966 bitcoins."

Source: CoinDesk

July 9, 2018
July 9, 2018

Bancor

"Bancor, a crypto company that touts a decentralized exchange service, has lost some $23.5 million of cryptocurrency tokens belonging to its users following a hack."

Source: TechCrunch

June 19, 2018
June 19, 2018

Bithumb

"roughly 35 billion Korean won (around $31 million) in cryptocurrency was stolen by hackers from the South Korea-based exchange Bithumb"

Source: CoinDesk

June 10, 2018
June 10, 2018

Coinrail

"Coinrail, a cryptocurrency exchange based in South Korea, said on Sunday its platform has been hacked, with other sources suggesting it lost cryptocurrencies totaling as much as $40 million in the attack."

Source: CoinDesk

February 8, 2018
February 8, 2018

BitGrail

"On Friday, BitGrail posted a notice to users informing them that hackers had made off with 17 million units of Nano (XRB), the coin formerly known as RaiBlocks"

Source: TechCrunch

January 26, 2018
January 26, 2018

Coincheck

"Early Friday morning in Tokyo, hackers broke into a cryptocurrency exchange called Coincheck Inc. and made off with nearly $500 million in digital tokens. It’s one of the biggest heists in history, with the exchange losing more than 500 million of the somewhat obscure NEM coins."

Source: Fortune

January 26, 2018
January 26, 2018

LocalBitcoins

"LocalBitcoins, the popular peer-to-peer market for fiat-to-bitcoin trading, on Saturday said that it had suffered a security breach that lasted about 5 hours before the Finland-based company managed to stop it.

Hackers had reportedly managed to breach at least six user accounts, getting away with more than BTC 7.9 (USD 27,000.)"

Source: cryptonews

December 19, 2017
December 19, 2017

YouBit

"A relativley small South Korean cryptocurrency exchange, Youbit, was reportedly hacked earlier today, and is filing for bankruptcy after losing 17% of users' funds."

Source: Cryptovest

June 27, 2017
June 27, 2017

Bithumb

"Hackers succeeded in grabbing the personal information of 31,800 Bithumb website users, including their names, mobile phone numbers and email addresses. The exchange claims that this number represents approximately three percent of customers."

Source: BraveNewCoin

April 26, 2017
April 26, 2017

Yapizon

"South Korean exchange Yapizon has become the latest victim of hackers...In a notice on Saturday translated on social media, staff confirmed the theft of 3,831 Bitcoins, equivalent to 37.08% of the total assets."

Source: Cointelegraph

October 13, 2016
October 13, 2016

Bitcurex

" Polish bitcoin exchange Bitcurex just posted an update announcing it will close following a hack...resulting in $1.5m going missing. It’s one of the bigger bitcoin exchanges serving the European market, specifically for trading zloty and also euros."

Source: Bitcoin.com

August 2, 2016
August 2, 2016

Bitfinex

"Nearly 120,000 units of digital currency bitcoin worth about US$72 million was stolen from the exchange platform Bitfinex in Hong Kong, rattling the global bitcoin community in the second-biggest security breach ever of such an exchange."

Source: Fortune

June 30, 2016
June 30, 2016

ShapeShift

"There was a complicated series of thefts at ShapeShift, a cryptocurrency exchange that calls itself the "safest asset exchange on Earth" and is used to convert between different virtual currencies. Thieves broke in three separate times over a time span of two weeks and cleaned out the hot wallets each time, totaling around $200K USD."

Source: Hacking, Distributed

May 9, 2016
May 9, 2016

Gatecoin

"Gatecoin has claimed that it lost as much as 185,000 ethers and 250 bitcoins, an amount worth roughly $2.14m at press time. The exchange further said that it believes the hack first began on 9th May, and that it continued over the following three days."

Source: CoinDesk

May 22, 2015
May 22, 2015

Bitfinex

"Hong Kong-based bitcoin exchange Bitfinex announced around 5 a.m. EDT today the startup’s hot wallets were compromised and some bitcoin were stolen...If correct, it would put the amount of bitcoin lost in the hack just more than 1,400 or around 0.06 percent of the company’s total holdings."

Source: BitcoinMagazine

February 18, 2015
February 18, 2015

KipCoin

"On February 18, the day of the Chinese Lunar New Year’s Eve, a message was posted on their website stating that their wallet servers were hacked and that they had lost over 3000 BTC."

Source: NEWSBTC

February 14, 2015
February 14, 2015

BTER

"Digital currency exchange BTER announced that it has lost 7,170 bitcoins, or roughly $1.75 million at press time, in an apparent hack on its cold wallet system."

Source: CoinDesk

January 27, 2015
January 27, 2015

796

"According to the explanation, hackers had compromised areas of the exchange in the previous days, which had caused a user to mention the current address has been tampered with...Reports are emerging of Chinese Bitcoin exchange 796 mistakenly losing 1000BTC of customer funds in a botched customer service request."

Source: Cointelegraph

January 4, 2015
January 4, 2015

Bitstamp

"On January 4th, some of Bitstamp’s operational wallets were compromised, resulting in a loss of less than 19,000 BTC...This breach represents a small fraction of Bitstamp’s total bitcoin reserves, the overwhelming majority of which are are held in secure offline cold storage systems."

Source: CoinDesk

July 29, 2014
July 29, 2014

Cryptsy

"The exchange alleges in a newly released blog post that it was the target of a hack in July 2014, an incident that it said cost it approximately 13,000 BTC ($7.5m at the time) and approximately 300,000 LTC (then $2.08m)."

Source: CoinDesk

July 14, 2014
July 14, 2014

MintPal

"Digital currency exchange platform MintPal has suffered a successful hack attack that resulted in the loss millions of vericoins from its hot wallet.

The breach resulted in the loss of roughly 8 million vericoins (VRC), or about 30% of the total coins in existence, a member of the vericoin development team told CoinDesk."

Source: CoinDesk

March 11, 2014
March 11, 2014

Crypto Rush

"The first hacking he witnessed cost the exchange 950 Bitcoins and 2500 Litecoins. A large amount considering CryptoRush is one of the smaller exchanges."

Source: CCN

March 4, 2014
March 4, 2014

Poloniex

"Digital currency exchange Poloniex, which trades bitcoin and other popular digital currencies such as litecoin, namecoin and dogecoin, has lost 12.3% of its total bitcoin supply in an attack...97 BTC were taken and 97 BTC were paid back"

Source: CoinDesk

March 2, 2014
March 2, 2014

Flexcoin

"Alberta-based bitcoin storage specialist Flexcoin has announced that it will shut down following an attack and subsequent robbery that saw cybercriminals abscond with 896 BTC (roughly $600,000 at press time) stored in the company’s hot wallets."

Source: CoinDesk

February 17, 2014
February 17, 2014

Picostocks

"PicoStocks announced that it had been robbed again. This time a total of 5,896 bitcoins were missing from both its “hot” and “cold” wallets. Because cold wallets can’t be accessed in online attacks, the theft may have been an inside job."

Source: WIRED

February 7, 2014
February 7, 2014

Mt.Gox

"The victim of a massive hack, Mt. Gox lost about 740,000 bitcoins (6% of all bitcoin in existence at the time), valued at the equivalent of €460 million at the time and over $3 billion at October 2017 prices. An additional $27 million was missing from the company’s bank accounts.  Although 200,000 bitcoins were eventually recovered, the remaining 650,000 have never been recovered."

Source: Blockonomi

October 23, 2013
October 23, 2013

Inputs.io

"Two hacks totalling about 4100 BTC have left Inputs.io unable to pay all user balances. The attacker compromised the hosting account through compromising email accounts (some very old, and without phone numbers attached, so it was easy to reset). The attacker was able to bypass 2FA due to a flaw on the server host side."

Source: CoinDesk

May 10, 2013
May 10, 2013

Vircurex

"The attacker has acquired login credentials to our VPS control account with our hosting service provider and has then asked for the root password reset of all servers...The total losses of the security breach are 1454 BTC 225,263 TRC 23,400 LTC"

Source: Vircurex

September 3, 2012
September 3, 2012

Bitfloor

"Bitfloor, has just announced that it has been hacked, and the service has taken a loss of 24,000 BTC, worth about $250,000 at the time of the theft."

Source: Bitcoin Magazine

July 2012
July 2012

Bitcoinica

"Bitcoinica was robbed for the third time when 40,000 BTC were stolen, but this time all the funds were secretly held in Mt. Gox. These funds were also reported to be refunded."

Source: Block Stuffs

May 2012
May 2012

Bitcoinica

"just after the weeks of the first attack, Bitcoinica was raided again. This time hackers accessed Bitcoinica’s user’s database including all their identification details and sensitive data. This time, they stole 38,000 BTC."

Source: Block Stuffs

March 2012
March 2012

Bitcoinica

"the hot wallets stored on the Linode’s server were unencrypted by the hacker and they stole 43,554 bitcoins. In this attack, several individuals that used Linode lost the fund."

Source: Block Stuffs

October 5, 2011
October 5, 2011

Bitcoin7

"On Oct 5, 2011 the Bitcoin7 exchange website posted a message to its users that it had been subject to a hacking intrusion that compromised their wallets and their user database.

The sensitive information includes: Scanned ID/Passport; Proof of address/utility bill; Proof of funding or your bank statement; ABA/SWIFT number for bank transfer; Bank name and address."

Source: SiliconANGLE

June 19, 2011
June 19, 2011

Mt.Gox

"a security breach of the Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange caused the nominal price of a bitcoin to fraudulently drop to one cent on the Mt. Gox exchange, after a hacker allegedly used credentials from a Mt. Gox auditor's compromised computer to transfer a large number of bitcoins illegally to himself. He used the exchange's software to sell them all nominally, creating a massive "ask" order at any price. Within minutes the price corrected to its correct user-traded value. Accounts with the equivalent of more than $8,750,000 were affected."

Source: Wikipedia