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October 27, 2011, 11:16:44 AM

I just got alerted by a user, that there is a tor hidden service at the address http://zgnbvbgfmoew7uz3.onion/ which claims to be Instawallet. From what I can tell, it always displays the same Bitcoin address: 1Pk9J8gbfvrLt27shdAMxBn21gdJsXGxCK .

This is _not_ the real Instawallet server! Instawallet does not run a tor hidden service and the only way to access the real service is through .

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October 27, 2011, 11:32:16 AM

On a side note i found mybitcoin hidden service site is still up, with the claim form and everything lol

Not much you can do besides warn users. But don't do like Mike Caldwell, and mail a warning to the mtgox leak list or else you'll get a shitstorm of morons bashing you for trying to protect them from being scammed.

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