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October 06, 2011, 01:57:30 AM
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Please read carefully the following critical announcement.

On Oct 5th 2011 Bitcoin7.com became the victim of a number of pre-planned hacker attacks. While our investigation is still going, evidence reveals that the attacks originated from Russia and Eastern Europe.

The attack itself took action not only against the bitcoin7.com server but also against other websites and servers which were part of the same network. Eventually the hackers managed to breach into the network which subsequently lead to a major breach into the bitcoin7.com website.

As a result of the hacking, unknown individuals managed to gain full access to the site's main bitcoin depository/wallet and 2 of the 3 backup wallets.

In addition the hackers gained access to our user database.

Even though our faith in the bitcoin project and community remains as strong as it ever was, it is our responsibility to admit that the scale of the damage is far beyond our financial and physical capabilities.

This is why we have decided to cease the operation of bitcoin7.com and instead of investing in new technology and personnel that could possibly help us overcome this unfortunate situation, we decided that we'd rather gather all possible finances through all possible means and initiate a crisis plan for reimbursing the lost balances of our users.

This is also an open invitation to all interested investors which have interest in taking over the site at the only cost of recovering the stolen bitcoins.

The crisis plan will take action over the next 90 days. On behalf of the management of bitcoin7.com we want to apologize for this extremely stressful situation.

More specific updates will follow within the next 24 hours with detailed instructions about how to withdraw your funds.
http://www.bitcoin7.com/

Genuine? Or have they pulled a MyBitcoin scam?
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October 06, 2011, 02:01:24 AM
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Yet another one bites the dust.  Luckily I have leaned the hard way to a) keep minimal money at any exchange, b) keep 0 BTC at all exchanges, c) use very strong passwords, d) use unique passwords for all of my BTC related accounts.  I guess this is to be expected for the near term.

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October 06, 2011, 02:05:34 AM
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This is why we have decided to cease the operation of bitcoin7.com and instead of investing in new technology and personnel that could possibly help us overcome this unfortunate situation, we decided that we'd rather gather all possible finances through all possible means and initiate a crisis plan for reimbursing the lost balances of our users.
http://www.bitcoin7.com/

Genuine? Or have they pulled a MyBitcoin scam?

    I think that statement of theirs right there makes it much more plausible that they are sincere.  Atleast that is what I want to believe until it could be shown otherwise.  It would be my first instinctive action in such a situation anyhows.
  The other option is that they are just smart enough to say that to take heat off while they 'manuveur'. Though again, without knowing anything about them or the site, they sound legit.



and damn that sucks!   Cry

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October 06, 2011, 02:11:31 AM
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I think that statement of theirs right there makes it much more plausible that they are sincere. 

But didn't MyBitcoin say the same when they claimed that they were hacked? Hence the 49%/51% payoff for those 'lucky' enough to be refunded part of their money?
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October 06, 2011, 02:12:17 AM
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B7's volume is not very high.  This goes to show that they do not have a good financial backing if they can't even refund in full amount without seeking outside investors.
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October 06, 2011, 02:13:14 AM
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I think that statement of theirs right there makes it much more plausible that they are sincere. 

But didn't MyBitcoin say the same when they claimed that they were hacked? Hence the 49%/51% payoff for those 'lucky' enough to be refunded part of their money?

MyBitcoin took forever to come forward with anything.  They went offline for a while with not even an error message.

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October 06, 2011, 02:18:13 AM
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I think that statement of theirs right there makes it much more plausible that they are sincere. 

But didn't MyBitcoin say the same when they claimed that they were hacked? Hence the 49%/51% payoff for those 'lucky' enough to be refunded part of their money?

MyBitcoin took forever to come forward with anything.  They went offline for a while with not even an error message.

yeppers. And the payoff offering or any other sentiments of responsibility or accountabilty came much later if at all...

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October 06, 2011, 02:19:29 AM
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I found out who they are:


Registrant:
Domains by Proxy, Inc.

DomainsByProxy.com
15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: BITCOIN7.COM
Created on: 08-Jun-11
Expires on: 08-Jun-12
          Couldn't even make it a year!
Last Updated on: 08-Jun-11

Administrative Contact:
Private, Registration BITCOIN7.COM@domainsbyproxy.com
Domains by Proxy, Inc.
DomainsByProxy.com
15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States
(480) 624-2599 Fax -- (480) 624-2598

Technical Contact:
Private, Registration BITCOIN7.COM@domainsbyproxy.com
Domains by Proxy, Inc.
DomainsByProxy.com
15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
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(480) 624-2599 Fax -- (480) 624-2598

Domain servers in listed order:
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October 06, 2011, 02:21:08 AM
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I found out who they are:
I take it that you are being sarcastic? Smiley
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October 06, 2011, 02:23:08 AM
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I found out who they are:




This is a proxy domain.  We don't really know who they are. 

I can envision so many bitcoin exchange jokes now.  Heh.
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October 06, 2011, 02:35:36 AM
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Dear User,

Please read carefully the following critical announcement.

On Oct 5th 2011 Bitcoin7.com became the victim of a number of pre-planned hacker attacks. -- (This pre-planned phrase has be puzzled)

While our investigation is still going, evidence reveals that the attacks originated from Russia and Eastern Europe. (Where all the mad guys on the internet come from)

The attack itself took action not only against the bitcoin7.com server but also against other websites and servers which were part of the same network. Eventually the hackers managed to breach into the network which subsequently lead to a major breach into the bitcoin7.com website. (What network is this? No dedicated Server?)

As a result of the hacking, unknown individuals managed to gain full access to the site's main bitcoin depository/wallet and 2 of the 3 backup wallets. (I foresee a 33/66 return oppose to a 49/51)

In addition the hackers gained access to our user database. (Great News! More passwords to be DUMPED on the net.)

Even though our faith in the bitcoin project and community remains as strong as it ever was, it is our responsibility to admit that the scale of the damage is far beyond our financial and physical capabilities. (33% is still better than 0%)

This is why we have decided to cease the operation of bitcoin7.com and instead of investing in new technology and personnel that could possibly help us overcome this unfortunate situation, we decided that we'd rather gather all possible finances through all possible means and initiate a crisis plan for reimbursing the lost balances of our users. (I will start sucking dick if everyone gets back 100% of what is owed them.)

This is also an open invitation to all interested investors which have interest in taking over the site at the only cost of recovering the stolen bitcoins. (Every time I find a great investment, I'm always to late. Surely others are ahead of me knocking down the doors to get in on the ground floor of owning this outfit.)

The crisis plan will take action over the next 90 days. On behalf of the management of bitcoin7.com we want to apologize for this extremely stressful situation. (90 days is better than 30 days, but afterwards no promises of further contact.)

More specific updates will follow within the next 24 hours with detailed instructions about how to withdraw your funds. (Let's hope it's only a three step process without having to change user names, passwords, etc.)


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October 06, 2011, 02:36:40 AM
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Why were people using an exchange in Eastern Europe with no public contacts and a previous history of bad security? Same story with MtGox. Same story with MyBitcoin. I honestly cannot understand why.

And I should mention that orderbook volume is usually 1% of the total funds on a site. It probably is a significant amount of funds. It's sad this has to happen to people time and again.


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October 06, 2011, 02:38:16 AM
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I found out who they are:
I take it that you are being sarcastic? Smiley

Yes. Except for the one year registration. Every time I see this for any company tells me that they don't have a business plan pass the one year mark. Ten more bucks (thereabout) gets you two years. One less red flag for me to see.


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October 06, 2011, 02:38:30 AM
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They are a bulgarian game software firm with an office in Sofia. I believe they can be tracked pretty easily if someone wants to.

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October 06, 2011, 02:56:03 AM
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They are a bulgarian game software firm with an office in Sofia. I believe they can be tracked pretty easily if someone wants to.
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October 06, 2011, 03:11:12 AM
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There is a lot of information about them in this thread https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=17043.0 right here on our very own forum.  Seems like there was a lot of red flags from day one.

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October 06, 2011, 03:15:29 AM
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There is a lot of information about them in this thread https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=17043.0 right here on our very own forum.  Seems like there was a lot of red flags from day one.

I just read a post by Bruce Wagner, written back in July, where he states he didn't trust them.


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October 06, 2011, 03:41:39 AM
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So, are they releasing their code? 


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October 06, 2011, 03:43:23 AM
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I just read a post by Bruce Wagner, written back in July, where he states he didn't trust them.



A convicted scammer and fraudster like our absent Bruce calling out another scam? Who'd have thought it?
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October 06, 2011, 05:17:27 AM
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Scam.

And everyone who used it deserve to lost their coins.  Wink
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