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It happened again: We lost 18,547.66867623 Bitcoins
« on: May 11, 2012, 10:11:12 PM »

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Suspicious transaction:18,547.66867623
(Zhoutong from bitcoinica).

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Today, we have discovered a suspicious Bitcoin transaction that doesn't seem to be initiated by any one of the company
owners. Some of them are not online at the moment so this is not conclusive.

Suspicious transaction:

  {
        "account" : "",
        "address" : "182tGyiczhXSSCTciVujNRkkMw1zQxUVhp",
        "category" : "send",
        "amount" : -18547.66867623,
        "fee" : 0.00000000,
        "blockhash" : "00000000000003f6bfd3e2fcbf76091853b28be234b5473a67f89b9d5bee019c",
        "blockindex" : 1,
        "txid" : "7a22917744aa9ed740faf3068a2f895424ed816ed1a04012b47df7a493f056e8",
        "time" : 1336738723
    },

We have contacted Rackspace to suspend all our servers and lock down our accounts. All your trading and financial data is safe (as far as I know), apart from the Bitcoin loss.

Thank you for your patience and understanding while we investigate this issue in detail.

Source: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=81045.0
« Last Edit: May 11, 2012, 10:15:55 PM by bitcoinforum.com »
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Re: It happened again: We lost 18,547.66867623 Bitcoins
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2012, 09:08:45 PM »
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Bitcoinica Shutdown is Potentially Permanent

The latest from Zhou Tong in regards to yesterday's hack and the loss of over 18,000 Bitcoins:
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    - It's more serious than we thought. We need some additional time to come up with a compensation proposal.

    - Likely we will either shut down the platform or re-develop entirely (which will take months instead of days).

    - The preliminary decision: reimburse for the full amount, including margin balances and position P/L.

    - The root cause of this problem is an email server compromise. The email server belongs to one of our team members.

    - Reminder again: Please do not reuse your Bitcoinica passwords as the database server was compromised. Do not click any links in the email. All Bitcoinica announcements will be updated on Bitcoinica website when available.

    Important Disclaimer: I'm not a partner of Bitcoinica LP after the corporate reorganisation. Therefore, I have no financial obligation in this matter as I'm only an employee of Bitcoinica LP responsible for daily operations (no shares, no voting). However, I'll do my best with the team to resolve this problem as quickly as possible and minimize the impact for the community. I appreciate your patience and understanding.

Sadly, these events are unfolding only 18 days after ownership of Bitcoinica was transferred to Intersango, who is now left holding the bag.
Posted by GoWest at 7:31 AM
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I think it is getting seriours... How about Intersango? They are the new owner of bitcoinica, no?
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