06 Sep '12, 2pm

Bitfloor becomes the latest hacked Bitcoin exchange

Bitfloor becomes the latest hacked Bitcoin exchange

“Last night,” announced Bitfloor founder Roman Shtylman on Tuesday, “a few of our servers were compromised. As a result, the attacker gained accesses to an unencrypted backup of the wallet keys...” The effect of this compromise was the loss of 24,000 bitcoins, estimated to be worth around $250,000 in hard currency. Bitfloor is one of the online exchanges that allows people to exchange the virtual money for coin of the realm, and was at the time of the breach the fourth-largest Bitcoin-to-US dollar exchange. Bitcoins are an attractive target for cyber thieves because they are traded online in a peer-to-peer encrypted and irreversible manner, and effectively impossible to trace. They can be used as a form of online bartering (for example, they can be used to buy online gaming gold) or converted to cash via exchanges such as Bitfloor. In the real world central banks, such as ...

Full article: http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/view/28028/bitfloor-...

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Popular Bitcoin Exchange Shuts Down After Attack - via @tecca

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mashable.com 05 Sep '12, 8pm

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infoworld.com 06 Sep '12, 9pm

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