11 Apr '13, 2pm

Mt. Gox Cross-Site Scripting Attack Wipes Out Bitcoin Accounts

The price of freedom, as they say, is eternal vigilance. A user called bitbully on the Bitcointalk Forums found himself 34 bitcoins poorer when he visited a site claiming to be a chat service connected with Mt. Gox, a popular bitcoin trading service. The site, wwwdotmtg(this is an o)x-ch(this is an a)tdotinfo (do not visit this site), apparently places a cross-site transfer order on the victim’s computer immediately upon visiting. Because the transactions aren’t reversible and the attackers are anonymous, the victims are out of luck. This victim lost half of his account instantaneously. Mt.Gox does offer two-factor authentication, which is a good way to prevent illicit logins. This user did not have it activated. A Reddit thread also addresses this particular scam. The phishing site, for what it’s worth, is currently down. The phishing message making the rounds is somethin...

Full article: http://techcrunch.com/2013/04/11/mt-gox-cross-site-script...

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