A history of bitcoin hacks

  • At the same time as Bitcoin Savings and Trust was collapsing, a bitcoin exchange was suffering its own legal troubles.
  • The advice leads to its own problems: if users aren’t storing their bitcoins – or, more accurately, the private key to their bitcoins – on an internet connected device, spending their money becomes difficult.
  • If you have placed an order and paid via bitcoin since 31 January and have been contacted via email by any person purporting to be a CoinTerra representative offering to discount your order… please contact us immediately,” the firm warned customers.
  • The week after MtGox’s closure two more bitcoin businesses shut their doors after hacking.
  • And just today, Canadian Bitcoins, a Canadian bitcoin exchange, revealed it had lost almost $100,000 in the currency when a fraudster opened a chat session with the exchange’s hosting provider. “

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A history of bitcoin hacks