Skip to comments.Mt. Gox Hackers Claim to Release Transaction Details, CEO’s Personal Data
Posted on 03/09/2014 5:38:53 PM PDT by Errant
Hackers (or disgruntled insiders) claim to have released a 700+MB file of Mt. Gox operational information and transaction data, including one sheet claiming the exchange could still have a balance of over 951,116 BTC.
One of the hackers managed to post the data on Gox CEO Mark Karpeles own blog, then announced the feat on Reddit. Karpeles site has since gone completely offline and Reddit moderators deleted the original post. At press time the mods were engaged in a cat and mouse game with other community members who re-posted the original quote and several links claiming to be mirrors of the stolen data.
(Excerpt) Read more at coindesk.com ...
“claiming the exchange could still have a balance of over 951,116 BTC”
All sorts of intrigue.
Mark Karpeles is a “marked” man with a likely limited lifespan.
Maybe the authorities should lock him up now, for his own protection of course...
Now I was under the impression that there was a common electronic ledger.....so anyone with the technical aptitude could decipher the ledger to see who has which bitcoins.
Hmm....one user could have multiple ID’s though...is that what they’re talking about here? Or is bitcoin’s data stream not as transparent as advertised?
I’ve suspected the banks and the governments are behind the hackers.
No evidence for that but it seems logical.
Oh gawd, another one of “you”..
Read and research before making an ass of yourself.
Banks like the technology; it gets government off their backs only banks (in the U.S.) need government to bail them out when they make bad decisions. Government HATES this technology. We can barter freely without two-bit elected bastards consent (i.e., the politicians can’t promise their welfare queen’s the money from the coffers by means of a government gun”). Meanwhile, idiot freepers cannot get “it” that risk is part of the cost. They loves them some government oversight into their finances and lives. Tools that they are.
Interesting reading, even if it's only partly discernible to the likes of amateurs like me.
I have read...that’s why I’m asking the questions.
Most of the bitcoin literature suggests that stealing bitcoins is impossible...but obviously it has happened.
So you’re saying the government has good reason, as you pointed out, to send the hackers after BTC. That makes sense.
I have some BTC because I love the concept but honestly I’m worried about it surviving - although so far it’s been quite resilient.
More like "trivial" - Bitcoins were even stolen via a video camera and a TV.
The problem here is ignorance. You see this Reporter /news anchor what ever he is, is doing a story on Bitcoin. Like many on this forum he is talking about subject he knows absolutely nothing about. I assume ( and this is a stretch) that this man would like to report some unbiased facts about Bitcoin. His actions while reporting on air indicate he doesn’t know his ass from his elbow. And he is supposed to report facts and not make up crap while he’s having his face powered in the dressing room.
What he did by showing his private key live on camera would be akin to you showing your bank account and PIN number. You wouldn’t be stupid enough to do that, right?
The trouble is people talk with such conviction about things for which they have zero understanding. His actions prove he is the southern end of a north bound horse. He’s not a victim, he’s an idiot!
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