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Title    Silk Road 2 Hacked: $2.7 million Taken
Date    Saturday February 15 2014, @10:31PM
Author    mattie_p
Topic   
from the bitcoin-is-the-shizznit dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/02/15/2244222

Gaaark writes:

"According to the BBC, Silk Road 2, the infamous online market for illicit goods, was hacked through the manipulation of 'computer code' which caused a $2.7 million loss.

In a statement posted on Silk Road 2 forums, the administrator of the site, known as Defcon, said: 'We have been hacked. Nobody is in danger, no information has been leaked, and server access was never obtained by the attacker.'

Prior to the Silk Road 2's loss, MtGox and other BitCoin exchanges had already disabled withdrawals due to a currency wide vulnerability.

Do you 'collect' Bitcoins? What is the future of cryptocurrencies now that countries have started 'banning' them?"

[Ed. note] Bitteridge would suggest "None - there is no future."

Links

  1. "BBC" - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26187725
  2. "MtGox" - https://www.mtgox.com/press_release_20140210.html
  3. "'banning'" - http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-05/china-s-pboc-bans-financial-companies-from-bitcoin-transactions.html

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