05 Sep '12, 11am

Bitcoin exchange BitFloor suspends operations after $250,000 theft

Bitcoin exchange BitFloor suspends operations after $250,000 theft

Popular Bitcoin exchange BitFloor — described by its owner as "the #4 USD exchange and #1 in the US" — has been forced to suspend operations after the equivalent of $250,000 was stolen in a virtual heist. Writing in a post on the Bitcoin Forum last night, founder Roman Shtylman explained that an attacker had gained access to an unencrypted backup of the exchange's wallet keys, using them to transfer "the vast majority of the coins BitFloor was holding on hand," a haul which Shtylman later pegged at around 24,000 BTC.

Full article: http://www.theverge.com/2012/9/5/3293375/bitfloor-bitcoin...

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