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May 28, 2012, 09:23:32 PM

Cyberthreat Weekly Roundup: Bitcoin Compromised, Celebrity Death Spawns New Malware, and FBI Getting Wary over Cyber Threats

Kristina Farrah

First in this week’s lineup of cybersecurity news, Bitcoin exchange Bitcoinica was breached. It compromised for a total of ฿18,547 BT which is equivalent to over $87,000 USD.

Just a summary of the Bitcoinica hack in
Kristina Farrah writes surprisingly sloppily for a site which often covers bitcoin topics:
" Bitcoin assured, however, that the amount isn’t all of their currency and that they will not inhibit withdrawals"
"We can recall Bitcoin suffering a number of serious compromises..."

Like so many journalists new to covering Bitcoin issues - she doesn't appear to make the distinction between the Bitcoin ecosystem itself,Bitcoinica and other Bitcoin service providers.
(Usually the siliconangle journalist covering Bitcoin is Kit Dotson)

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