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MtGox “fraud evidence” hacked and published, complete with Bitcoin wallet-stealing malware

on March 10, 2014


Over the weekend, hackers stole the database of the failed Bitcoin exchange MtGox, hijacked the blog and Reddit account of MtGox CEO Mark Karpeles — and published the former via the latter. The data appears to show that MtGox did not have all its bitcoins cleaned out by hackers, as it claimed when it went bankrupt.

“Included in this download you will find relevant database dumps, csv exports, specialized tools, and some highlighted summaries compiled from data,” the hackers wrote in the document they published. No user data was included, but some of those “specialized tools” linked to in the document turned out to be Bitcoin wallet-stealing malware (taken down by the host, once Redditors notified it.)

If you can’t trust an angry cryptocurrency-fanatic hacker to dump a risk-free executable file into the wild, who can you trust?

Sarcasm aside, the leaked information appears to bolster the case of…

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