Cryptsy Hacked: Bitcoin Worth $USD 6 Million Stolen
From the talk-about-delayed-notification dept., Ali Raza reports:
Paul Vernon, also known as Big Vern, founder of Cryptsy announced that the cryptocurrencies exchange had been hacked. The announcement was made more than a year after the discovery of the hack because Cryptsy, in the meanwhile, was trying to cover everything up by channelling the money it was earning back into its clients’ wallets.
The attacker – famous for developing Lucky7Coin – inserted a Trojan malware into Cryptsy’s code so that he could access precious information and transfer cyber currencies – mainly bitcoin and litecoin – out of Cryptsy’s safe. Overall the losses amount to $6 million, equal to 13,00 BTC and 300,000 LTC if translated into cryptocurrencies.
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