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ID:

bitcoinica-835

Date:

Status:

Incident Count:

March 2, 2012

Verified

3

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Contributor:

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zerofriction.io

KYC By:

KYC:

None

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Audit By:

Audits:

None

Loss Amount:

228,845

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Recovered:

-

Rewards:

Currency:

USD, BTC

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Key Indicators

Platform:

Type:

Category:

Method:

Data Sources:

Bitcoin

Exchange

Assets

Front-end Vulnerabilities

Extended Method:

Front end vulnerabilities, hot wallet

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Days in Operation:

39031

(106.93 Years)

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Online bandits made off with at least $228,000 (46,703 BTC) worth of the virtual currency known as Bitcoin after exploiting a vulnerability in a widely used Webhost that gave unfettered access to eight victims' digital wallets. More than 43,000 of the stolen BTC belonged to a Bitcoin trading platform known as Bitcoinica, the company's CEO and lead developer, Zhou Tong, told Ars. Another 3,094 BTC were lifted from the virtual purse of Marek Palatinus, a freelance programmer from the Czech Republic. He said in an interview that a separate Bitcoin user he's been in contact with lost 50 BTC to the same attackers. And Gavin Andresen, the lead Bitcoin programmer, told Ars he lost all 5 BTC he had stored in one online account.

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