04 Apr '13, 3pm

Bitcoin-Börse Mt. Gox unter DDoS-Feuer

Die Bitcoin-Börse Mt. Gox steht offenbar unter schwerem DDoS-Beschuss. Am Abend des Mittwochs meldete die in Tokio ansässige Börse erstmals Angriffen. Laut einer Facebook-Mitteilung wurde der Währungshandel dadurch erheblich verlangsamt, teilweise wurde bei Zugriffen ein 502-Fehler angezeigt, für zahlreiche Nutzer war auch kein Log-In möglich. Die Handelsverzögerungen halten zur Stunde wohl noch an. Die Verantwortlichen für die Attacke sind unbekannt. In der Mitteilung mutmaßte der Börsenbetreiber, dass hinter den Angriffen Versuche von Kurs-Manipulationen stehen. Eine denkbare Strategie sei es, dass die Angreifer zunächst bei hohen Kursen ihre Bitcoins verkaufen und dann über gezielte Attacken Panikverkäufe anderer und damit heftige Kursstürze provozieren. Zu niedrigeren Kursen würden sie sich wieder massiv Bitcoins kaufen und dann – nach einer Kurserholung – das Spiel vo...

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