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A brief history of Bitcoin hacks and frauds

Bitcoins have been a juicy target for hackers since 2011.
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Hackers Steal $72 Million in Bitcoin From Hong Kong Exchange

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Hong Kong bitcoin exchange Bitfinex reported yesterday that hackers had stolen 119,756 bitcoin, which is worth as much as $72 million dollars (with some reports going even higher). News of the hack sent bitcoin tumbling 23 percent, ...

Bitcoin Inventor's Email Hacked

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Somebody has taken control of reclusive Bitcoin inventor Satoshi Nakamoto’s email account. Now, this hacker is offering to sell Satoshi’s secrets in exchange for (what else?) bitcoins. See also: What's Bitcoin Worth In The Real Worl...

Silk Road 2 Hacked, 88,000 Bitcoin Allegedly Stolen

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Silk Road 2 moderator Defcon reported in a forum post that hackers have used a transaction malleability exploit to hack the marketplace. The hackers stole over 88,000 bitcoins worth $41,474,415, emptying the site's escrow account.

Bitcoin value spikes after hacker demands ransom in the currency

Technology : Venture Beat

In many hacking cases, there are unexpected parties who are affected. In the case of Mitt Romney's tax returns being held ransom for $1 million Bitcoins, the hacker probably didn't expect to improve the market for Bitcoins overall, ...

Mt. Gox, Mark Karpeles Targeted In Alleged Bitcoin Hack

Technology : ReadWriteWeb

Mt. Gox, the Bitcoin exchange that was the victim of a massive hacker attack that stole hundreds of millions of dollars of its users’ bitcoins—forcing the company to file for bankruptcy protection—is under attack again. This time, t...

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