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Author Topic: [2014-08-07] Guardian: Hacker makes $84k hijacking Bitcoin mining pool  (Read 684 times)
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August 07, 2014, 06:12:14 PM
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Hacker makes $84k hijacking Bitcoin mining pool

www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/07/hacker-bitcoin-mining-pool-internet-service-providers-canada-dell

Some words of praise for the hacker....
The researchers were impressed by the ingenuity of the hacker, saying it was a “great idea”, at least from a criminal perspective.

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August 07, 2014, 06:21:22 PM
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But wait, there's more! "As many as 8,000 Dogecoins, equivalent to $1.42, were lost as a result of the hack."  (No kidding, that's a real quote from the story).
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August 07, 2014, 06:30:56 PM
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But wait, there's more! "As many as 8,000 Dogecoins, equivalent to $1.42, were lost as a result of the hack."  (No kidding, that's a real quote from the story).


Apart from bitcoins and dogecoins, he also mined HoboNickels and WorldCoins. I am presuming the value of this would be less than $1.42, as it wasn't even mentioned.  Tongue
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August 07, 2014, 06:38:28 PM
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They did not use SSL so what did they expect? Some of these operators have no clue... They take out of the box solutions and think it's secure if they use default values.  Sad

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August 07, 2014, 06:53:55 PM
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Hacker makes $84k hijacking Bitcoin mining pool

www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/07/hacker-bitcoin-mining-pool-internet-service-providers-canada-dell

Some words of praise for the hacker....
The researchers were impressed by the ingenuity of the hacker, saying it was a “great idea”, at least from a criminal perspective.

 Tongue

They got a nice amount, wonder how much it will be worth in a few years
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