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Re: [FYI] BitPay Hacked, 5 000 Bitcoins Stolen
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2015, 07:00:54 pm »
The article has a misleading title.
Essentially, it seems the CEO of BitPay manually transferred the bitcoins. Someone had hacked the CFO's email account and used that to request the CEO to carry out the transfers.
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Re: [FYI] BitPay Hacked, 5 000 Bitcoins Stolen
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2015, 07:06:55 pm »

No one hacks computers anymore. People are much easier.

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Re: [FYI] BitPay Hacked, 5 000 Bitcoins Stolen
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2015, 07:08:54 pm »
Social engineering...i love it.

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Re: [FYI] BitPay Hacked, 5 000 Bitcoins Stolen
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2015, 07:22:17 pm »
Those coins being dumped probably contributed to the early January crash.
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Re: [FYI] BitPay Hacked, 5 000 Bitcoins Stolen
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2015, 07:28:55 pm »
nice standards at bitpay. someone should send them a PGP for dummies.

would never trust them after this incident.
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Re: [FYI] BitPay Hacked, 5 000 Bitcoins Stolen
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2015, 08:35:29 pm »
Ridiculous.  Transferring that kind of money with only email confirmation is almost asking to get ripped off. 
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Re: [FYI] BitPay Hacked, 5 000 Bitcoins Stolen
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2015, 09:09:28 pm »
Ridiculous.  Transferring that kind of money with only email confirmation is almost asking to get ripped off.

Congrats to a very rich Nigerian prince!

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Re: [FYI] BitPay Hacked, 5 000 Bitcoins Stolen
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2015, 09:36:53 pm »
I think dynamic account permissions are Graphenes greatest feature. Even beyond price stable cryptocurrencies.
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Re: [FYI] BitPay Hacked, 5 000 Bitcoins Stolen
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2015, 12:33:01 am »
I think dynamic account permissions are Graphenes greatest feature. Even beyond price stable cryptocurrencies.

Why?  :)
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