Cybersecurity experts at a subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group say they might have found information on who stole $60 million in different cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin (BTC) and monacoin (MONA), in a hack of Japanese crypto exchange Zaif.

Japan Digital Design, working with other cybersecurity experts, has been watching the outflow of funds from Zaif since soon after the September hack, the company said in a press release.

It was the monacoin that led to the clues. “Since the monacoin began moving from Oct. 20, we estimated the source of five transactions in question and provided information to the authorities concerning the characteristics of the transaction originator,” the company said, as translated by CoinDesk. Read more here.

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