06 Sep '12, 5pm

Hacker Steals 250,000USD From Bitcoin Exchange BitFloor #infosec #bitcoins #hacks #money #news

It has happened again one Americas most popular bitcoin exchange Bitfloor ( bitfloor.com ) has been compromised and close to 250k USD or 25k bitcoins has been stolen from the sites servers in an attack which is turning out to be very embarrassing for the owner. The attack came to light after the owner made a forum posting on the popular bitcoin discussion forums bitcointalk.org. In the announcement they have stated what, when and why the site got hacked and what the options are for rebuilding the site. The attack is one of the large heists of bitcons so far and it has come to light that the attack was possible due to an Unencrypted “wallet” being left on a server from an apparent backup. The attack raises many questions and so does the actions of the owner who has shut down the site and seized all operations for now until they figure out what they are going to do which has...

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