Canada’s largest Bitcoin exchange is shutting down after a suspected hack

Cavirtex

Canadian Bitcoin exchange Cavirtex has announced that it may have suffered a security breach and is shutting down its operations shortly. The Calgary-based company says it believes an older version of its database, including two-factor authentication secrets and hashed passwords, may have been compromised on February 15. While the company says it hasn’t lost any of its reserves, it feels “the damage to [its] reputation caused by the potential compromise will significantly harm [its] ability to continue to operate successfully. The company adds that while the breached database didn’t contain identity documents, it cannot guarantee that login details were not…



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