A distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack on a Bitcoin wallet and
transaction facilitator netted hackers with 1,265 Bitcoins worth $1 million.
The hack attack started on November 15th, and it followed several other
nefarious online maneuvers over a period of 48 hours. The victim is a
Denmark-based tech company that as of early December was still trying to
figure out how the heist unfolded on their servers.
The Danish company explained that the DDOS attack was formidable and
succeeded in penetrating various layers of protection. According to blog
posts and press reports, Bitcoin Internet Payment Services (BIPS) was forced
to take immediate action and shut down the online wallets of its customers.
It appears that the theft involved funds that belonged to BIPS and not those
Details on the Heist
Initial reports by BIPS indicate that the attacks were laun... (more)
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good thing in a struggling US economy where job reports are watched as
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