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July 26, 2012, 08:57:13 AM
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The beauty of having government to solve issues like this is that they have the best interests of everyone involved at heart and only seek to find the truth of the matter and arrange to punish the guilty and give whatever restitution is possible to the victims.

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July 26, 2012, 08:58:00 AM
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It is not up to any of us to judge if funds should be unlocked, we should have an actual court with an actual judge do an actual investigation first.

Seriously, you 3 together have done a much better investigation than any "actual investigation" most official judges or police bureaus in the world would. The only think you lack is "authority".

We'd need details that can't be pulled out without authority to get definitive evidence.

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July 26, 2012, 08:59:26 AM
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Relevant?

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July 26, 2012, 08:59:53 AM
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The only entity which can provide such information with authority is Liberty Reserve itself.
AurumExchange, MtGox and Bitinstant, please, try to contact Liberty Reserve, in an official manner. If they don't respond, try to reach them via lawyers or something. I know it's possible that they'll just ignore the requests, but you'll never be sure if you don't try.

Unfortunately LR will not reply unless legal action is started, which is what we are also waiting for.

AurumXchange however can (and is actually required to) block funds suspected to be in relation of known criminal activity.

True, if nobody reports anything, there won't be any crime, hacker walks away and everything's fine. Thing is we believe there is a high chance that this time legal action will be started, and within that context funds were blocked.

It is not up to any of us to judge if funds should be unlocked, we should have an actual court with an actual judge do an actual investigation first.

If nothing else, these transactions fall very squarely within the requirements for lodging AML suspicious activity reports so there's a chance that they'll be looked at more closely by financial intelligence units even if there are no police reports made.

All I can say is that this is Bitcoin. I don't believe it until I see six confirmations.
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July 26, 2012, 09:01:11 AM
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ZT,

So a hacker compromised this gmail account of yours?
How long ago did you notice someone else was using the email account?
Why did you not contact services that this email account was used for to inform them?
where else was this email account even known? 
Who knew you used this email account for anything?

I would really like a better timeline on this email account..??

anyone?


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July 26, 2012, 09:01:17 AM
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where else was this email account even known?  Who knew you used this email account for anything?

It seems since the account wasn't very public, the logical top suspects for who hacked it in an attempt to incriminate Zhou Tong would be the folks who just brought it's existence to our attention in a further attempt to incriminate him.  The government is going to have to consider that option when they start sorting out this mess for us.

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July 26, 2012, 09:02:30 AM
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Seriously, you 3 together have done a much better investigation than any "actual investigation" most official judges or police bureaus in the world would. The only think you lack is "authority".

Yes, such a good investigation, and yet they can't prove anything and decided to release private customer information and libel against a customer in the process.

Class act.

Zhou, get a lawyer, but get one to sue these shmucks.


It is not up to any of us to judge if funds should be unlocked, we should have an actual court with an actual judge do an actual investigation first.

Instead, it's your job to libel against customers for things you have no proof of?


I'm gonna take a break from Bitcoin for a while. When I come back, I hope to see that it's returned to being Bitcoin again and not just a microversion of the US government with a bunch of hot-head businesses eager for attention.

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July 26, 2012, 09:04:44 AM
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China must be a wonderful place to live. I can only imagine the mess I would get myself into if I just wired $40k "for a friend" to one of my bank accounts.

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July 26, 2012, 09:05:27 AM
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The only entity which can provide such information with authority is Liberty Reserve itself.
AurumExchange, MtGox and Bitinstant, please, try to contact Liberty Reserve, in an official manner. If they don't respond, try to reach them via lawyers or something. I know it's possible that they'll just ignore the requests, but you'll never be sure if you don't try.

Unfortunately LR will not reply unless legal action is started, which is what we are also waiting for.

AurumXchange however can (and is actually required to) block funds suspected to be in relation of known criminal activity.

True, if nobody reports anything, there won't be any crime, hacker walks away and everything's fine. Thing is we believe there is a high chance that this time legal action will be started, and within that context funds were blocked.

It is not up to any of us to judge if funds should be unlocked, we should have an actual court with an actual judge do an actual investigation first.

If nothing else, these transactions fall very squarely within the requirements for lodging AML suspicious activity reports so there's a chance that they'll be looked at more closely by financial intelligence units even if there are no police reports made.

absolutely! freeze all accounts of the involved parties until the community have clear answers!

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July 26, 2012, 09:06:30 AM
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Seriously, you 3 together have done a much better investigation than any "actual investigation" most official judges or police bureaus in the world would. The only think you lack is "authority".

Yes, such a good investigation, and yet they can't prove anything and decided to release private customer information and libel against a customer in the process.

Class act.

You believe "the police" would do any better? They would probably just file a report and ignore it, as always. Unless some of the victims give them some incentive$ to do anything, of course.
Anyway, let's avoid derailing such a "tense" thread.

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July 26, 2012, 09:07:38 AM
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It is not up to any of us to judge if funds should be unlocked, we should have an actual court with an actual judge do an actual investigation first.

Instead, it's your job to libel against customers for things you have no proof of?

I do believe that I have not done any libel here. I only have presented facts and answered to questions. I suggest you review the definition of libel.

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July 26, 2012, 09:09:58 AM
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Seriously, you 3 together have done a much better investigation than any "actual investigation" most official judges or police bureaus in the world would. The only think you lack is "authority".

Yes, such a good investigation, and yet they can't prove anything and decided to release private customer information and libel against a customer in the process.

Class act.

Zhou, get a lawyer, but get one to sue these shmucks.


It is not up to any of us to judge if funds should be unlocked, we should have an actual court with an actual judge do an actual investigation first.

Instead, it's your job to libel against customers for things you have no proof of?


I'm gonna take a break from Bitcoin for a while. When I come back, I hope to see that it's returned to being Bitcoin again and not just a microversion of the US government with a bunch of hot-head businesses eager for attention.

Hey, I know you from somewhere... Aren't you that guy who advocates public disclosure for everything?
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July 26, 2012, 09:11:06 AM
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Doesn't Mike Hearn, a bitcoiner himself, work for Account Security at Google?
Maybe ask him for help with the Gmail access logs, Zhou Tong?

The hacker used Tor for all online communications. I'm looking for alternative ways to locate the person.

I have to say that it's not a good choice for AurumXchange to not include me in the investigation in the first place. I skipped a few classes this afternoon to deal with this mess. However, I have to admit that their intentions are understandable. It's just the fact that 90% of people believing me to be the hacker is driving me mad.

Which classes? Just curious.

This thread started at 4:00PM Victoria Time. I'm curious as to what time those classes started. And I thought you were still in Singapore.

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July 26, 2012, 09:11:13 AM
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It is not up to any of us to judge if funds should be unlocked, we should have an actual court with an actual judge do an actual investigation first.

Instead, it's your job to libel against customers for things you have no proof of?

I do believe that I have not done any libel here. I only have presented facts and answered to questions. I suggest you review the definition of libel.


As representative of MtGox, I do confirm the following facts:

  • Upon hack of Bitcoinica's account on our platform, a large number of redeemable codes have been issued. Seeing a large volume of codes emitted by Bitcoinica didn't alert us at first as we assumed those were funds returned to Bitcoinica customers, however we were made aware it was not the case upon posting on this forum by Genjix about the account hack. We noticed that most of those codes were sent to AurumXchange.
  • Codes were all generated from IP 184.22.31.180 (184-22-31-180.static.hostnoc.net)
  • During the investigation, AurumXchange asked us if we knew anything about email address stevejobs807@gmail.com which was used by the hacker according to AurumXchange. We found an account under this email which had some activity back in 2011, with access from both an IP at Microsoft Singapore then an IP at Amazon EC2 and which initial funds are deposited from an account known to belong to Zhou Tong.
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While we have no definitive proof at this time, there is a definitive need for a proper investigation of what happened there. We have got no reply at this time from Bitcoinica LP and its representatives/owners regarding this matter despite many requests.


Mark, please post MtGox's customer privacy agreement here in this thread.

AurumXChange and BitInstant should as well.

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July 26, 2012, 09:11:33 AM
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The only entity which can provide such information with authority is Liberty Reserve itself.
AurumExchange, MtGox and Bitinstant, please, try to contact Liberty Reserve, in an official manner. If they don't respond, try to reach them via lawyers or something. I know it's possible that they'll just ignore the requests, but you'll never be sure if you don't try.

Unfortunately LR will not reply unless legal action is started, which is what we are also waiting for.

AurumXchange however can (and is actually required to) block funds suspected to be in relation of known criminal activity.

True, if nobody reports anything, there won't be any crime, hacker walks away and everything's fine. Thing is we believe there is a high chance that this time legal action will be started, and within that context funds were blocked.

It is not up to any of us to judge if funds should be unlocked, we should have an actual court with an actual judge do an actual investigation first.

If nothing else, these transactions fall very squarely within the requirements for lodging AML suspicious activity reports so there's a chance that they'll be looked at more closely by financial intelligence units even if there are no police reports made.

absolutely! freeze all accounts of the involved parties until the community have clear answers!

it's just comming in my mind: is there a possibility to freeze bitcoin addresses also in the future by improving the protocol if the community decided to outlaw a bitcoin address because a hacker used it??

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July 26, 2012, 09:12:38 AM
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China must be a wonderful place to live. I can only imagine the mess I would get myself into if I just wired $40k "for a friend" to one of my bank accounts.

China has strict limits on the amount and types of currency each person can convert annually.  It's not uncommon for Chinese small businesses with customers abroad to solicit the help of friends, relatives, employees in converting excess USD (or whatever) to CNY.

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July 26, 2012, 09:13:45 AM
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I would say it is wise for someone to press criminal charges in Singapore immediately(that is where he is living right?), fraud/embezzelment/money laundering (this is what it's called when you transfer money "for a friend", lots of USD involved not just bitcoin), doesn't really matter. He should have his passport taken from him by the police to prevent him fleeing as once he is back in Main land China or another country it will be very difficult to catch him.

If he is innocent then he has nothig to worry about, it will all show in court. The time for talking on the forums has ended and the time for using the justice system that is available has arrived.

Nefario.

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July 26, 2012, 09:15:16 AM
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The only entity which can provide such information with authority is Liberty Reserve itself.
AurumExchange, MtGox and Bitinstant, please, try to contact Liberty Reserve, in an official manner. If they don't respond, try to reach them via lawyers or something. I know it's possible that they'll just ignore the requests, but you'll never be sure if you don't try.

Unfortunately LR will not reply unless legal action is started, which is what we are also waiting for.

AurumXchange however can (and is actually required to) block funds suspected to be in relation of known criminal activity.

True, if nobody reports anything, there won't be any crime, hacker walks away and everything's fine. Thing is we believe there is a high chance that this time legal action will be started, and within that context funds were blocked.

It is not up to any of us to judge if funds should be unlocked, we should have an actual court with an actual judge do an actual investigation first.

If nothing else, these transactions fall very squarely within the requirements for lodging AML suspicious activity reports so there's a chance that they'll be looked at more closely by financial intelligence units even if there are no police reports made.

absolutely! freeze all accounts of the involved parties until the community have clear answers!

it's just comming in my mind: is there a possibility to freeze bitcoin addresses also in the future by improving the protocol if the community decided to outlaw a bitcoin address because a hacker used it??

Yay! USD v2.0 here we come!

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July 26, 2012, 09:16:45 AM
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This thread started at 4:00PM Victoria Time. I'm curious as to what time those classes started. And I thought you were still in Singapore.

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It wouldn't tell you much.  He could have whole days where he has no lectures or tutorials and others where they're spread throughout the day and don't finish until 9pm.

All I can say is that this is Bitcoin. I don't believe it until I see six confirmations.
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July 26, 2012, 09:17:34 AM
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Mark, please post MtGox's customer privacy agreement here in this thread.

AurumXChange and BitInstant should as well.
This.

If information has to be released, release it to the police.

I'm quite unclear as to why the involved parties are disclosing this kind of information on a public internet forum.
At worst it might even harm an official investigation.

I'm curious about AurumExchange's and MT's actual motivations for posting all this.

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