Mere days after Mt. Gox filed for bankruptcy, "Bitcoin bank" Flexcoin and Bitcoin exchange Poloniex have announced that they have been successfully targeted by thieves.
Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has shared more details about the issues that have led to it filing for bankruptcy protection just as malware peddlers have started taking advantage of affected users' desperation and desire to recover their lost bitcoins.
After a series of bad news from Mt. Gox comes the ultimate blow to its users: the prominent Bitcoin exchange has filed for bankruptcy with the Tokyo District Court in Japan.
The second incarnation of the (in)famous Silk Road underground market has been hacked, claims one of its moderators who goes by the online handle "Defcon", and an estimated 4,400+ Bitcoins (currently worth between $2 and $3 million) that the market kept in a central escrow service have been pilfered by attackers.
CoinThief, the recently discovered Bitcoin-stealing Trojan that targets Mac users, has been spotted being offered on several download websites such as CNET's Download.com and MacUpdate.com, as well as masquerading as precompiled binaries in several GitHub projects.
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