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May 11, 2013, 02:05:00 AM
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The systems Vircurex.com and Cryptostocks.com have been taken offline over the weekend
Please do not deposit any further coins to your Vircurex accounts. We must assume that the wallet has been compromised.

Please do not further deposit any coins with to Vircurex or Cryptostocks. At this point in time we need to assume a compromise of the wallet.

We will update this post once we have finished our investigation.


PS: As to the coins: All fiat currency accounts are accounted for, the vast majority of the coins are stored in cold wallets and thus are safe.

After investigating the security breach we have to come to the conclusion that the attacker has been able to get root access to the systems.

Therefore we need to assume that the wallets might have been copied, thus DO NOT deposit funds. Everyone will be getting a new set of addresses.

Next course of action:
 - we will setup a complete set of servers
 - setup a fresh set of wallets for the coins
 - recover the funds from our cold wallets to ensure ongoing service.

If all goes well the system should be up and running in less than 24 hours.


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May 12, 2013, 05:34:17 AM
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The Vircurex DB should be compromised as they were rooted. Please change your passwords if you have been using the same password everywhere.

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