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Author Topic: [2014-08-08] Hacker Redirects Traffic From 19 Internet Providers to Steal Bitcoi  (Read 594 times)
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August 08, 2014, 08:06:57 AM
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http://www.wired.com/2014/08/isp-bitcoin-theft/?mbid=social_twitter

Researchers at Dell’s SecureWorks security division say they’ve uncovered a series of incidents in which a bitcoin thief redirected a portion of online traffic from no less than 19 Internet service providers, including data from the networks of Amazon and other hosting services like DigitalOcean and OVH, with the goal of stealing cryptocurrency from a group of bitcoin users. Though each redirection lasted just 30 second or so, the thief was able to perform the attack 22 times, each time hijacking and gaining control of the processing power of a group of bitcoin miners, the users who expend processing power to add new coins to the currency’s network.

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