$2.7 Million Worth of Bitcoins Stolen in Silk Road 2 HackCategory: General News
Posted: February 14, 2014 03:00PM
It hasn't been a good month for anyone who uses bitcoins. Russia declared it illegal, two bitcoin exchanges (Mt. Gox and Bitstamp) were hit by denial-of-service attacks, and now the biggie – over 4400 bitcoins were stolen from Silk Road 2, amounting to roughly $2.7 million USD. Silk Road 2 operators initially blamed the same "transaction malleability" bug that had plagued the other two aforementioned sites, pointing to possible attackers in Australia and France.
However, as more evidence comes to light, it now seems like Silk Road 2 staff may have actually used this bug as a ruse to scam its users out of millions. Considering Silk Road 2 is a marketplace for drugs and contraband, it'll be interesting to see what happens now since I doubt people will turn to law enforcement for help.
Bitcoin at your own risk.