Monday, 11 November 2013 19:22

$1.2 million in Bitcoins stolen

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Reading time is around minutes. service that offers users online Bitcoin wallet service was compromised on 23rd and again on 26th October. Unknown hackers on that occasion stolen 4100 Bitcoins, which have a value of at least $1.2 million. The owner of the attacked website, known only by the nickname TradeFortess, gave this information to users this week, noting that the attack affected only specific users .

Attackers have used social engineering as a method of attack on the Linode service for cloud hosting, where the is located. With misrepresentation and compromisation of a number of email accounts, they were able to access the system and reset the password for Linode server .

Since service, nor its owner TradeFortess do not have enough financial resources to complete the compensation of the damage caused , users will have to settle with half the amount received from a personal account and reserves of TradeFortess' service.

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