The hack incident took place on June 1st where Japanese syndicate is gathering participants for Shopin's Token Generation event by using a MyEtherWallet Wallet, that contains large amount of tokens including 61 million Shopin Tokens.
Just after the successful receiving the allotment of participant tokens, one of the syndicate member's wallet was hacked by credential access.
As the member got the notification of the theft, they quickly notified to the Shopin. Later Shopin with Syndicate filled a report to the Japaneses Authorities. Moreover, company is also working with the one of the world's top cryptocurrency forensic experts to help further investigate. The syndicate lead also followed guidance and has informed their community of the alleged theft.
"We are deeply saddened by this news and send our empathy to all of the Japanese members of our Shopin community who have been affected by this stressful news," said Eran Eyal, CEO and CoFounder of Shopin. "We were recently informed that the syndicate lead was not storing our tokens in a cold storage or hardware wallet and that it was clearly vulnerable to an attack. We have taken all immediate measures to have the incident investigated, and we remain hopeful that the informed authorities will be able to trace the trail of the hack." - he added.Shopin have alerted the users about the token stolen and ask them to be patient as the investigation on both continents continues.
On the company's telegram channel they wrote-
"While Shopin is not responsible for this hack of a person's personal MEW wallet, we care very much and are here to help our Japanese participants," Eyal continued. "We are investigating various solutions and some of our big funds and participants are advising us. We will keep you updated every step of the way."