08 Sep '12, 10pm

Bitcoin

Bitcoin

Hackers took off with $250,000 worth of Bitcoins from the Bitfloor currency exchange, leaving the site's reserves tapped and users wondering how to get their money back. The new online currency Bitcoin has always been proud of its lack of government oversight. But that might be a less touted feature now that Bitfloor, the currency-trading environment for Bitcoin, has been robbed . Bitfloor founder Roman Shtylman posted an open letter on the Bitcoin forums admitting that: “Last night, a few of our servers were compromised. As a result, the attacker gained accesses to an unencrypted backup of the wallet keys… This attack took the vast majority of the coins Bitfloor was holding on hand.” A later update stated that the hackers transferred 24,000 Bitcoins — around $250,000 in U.S. currency — to an unknown location, clearing out all of Bitfloor’s virtual cash reserves. Shtylman ...

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