Front end vulnerabilities, hot wallet
Days in Operation:
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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