Earlier this week, as CCN reported, a bug in the Parity software of Ethereum was discovered, effectively freezing hundreds of millions of dollars in Ether as a consequence.

Initially, many speculative reports were made on social media, to which the Parity development team responded:

“Update: To the best of our knowledge the funds are frozen & can’t be moved anywhere. The total ETH circulating social media is speculative.”

Source: https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/hudreds-millions-dollars-ether-stuck-ethereum-goes-now/