04 Oct '13, 11am

Bitcoin forum hacked in aftermath of Silk Road takedown

The popular Bitcoin discussion forum, Bitcointalk.org, was hacked and defaced on Wednesday. The site continues to be unavailable following a decision by administrators to take it down to investigate the full extent of the hack. Before the site went offline it displayed animations of bombs exploding and various photos of classical music conductors. Tying those two themes together was Tchaikovsky's 1812 overture. Here's the animation played out on a video from YouTube user fluttershy77x : When the animation ended visitors saw a banner saying, Hello friend, Bitcoin has been seized by the FBI for being illegal. Thanks, bye. In another message, seen at the end of the video above, a group calling themselves "The Hole Seekers" claimed responsibility for the attack and helpfully pointed out that the music is also the soundtrack from the explosion scene in the movie "V for Vendetta...

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