Author Topic: Bitcoin Accounts On Mt. Gox Wiped Out By Java Applet Attack  (Read 6050 times)

MrTempler

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The price of freedom, as they say, is eternal vigilance. A user called bitbully on the Bitcointalk Forums found himself 34 bitcoins poorer when he visited a site claiming to be a chat service connected with Mt. Gox, a popular bitcoin trading service. The site, wwwdotmtg(this is an o)x-ch(this is an a)tdotinfo (do not visit this site), apparently places a cross-site transfer order on the victim’s computer immediately upon visiting using a Java applet. Because the transactions aren’t reversible and the attackers are anonymous, the victims are out of luck.

This victim lost half of his account instantaneously. Mt.Gox does offer two-factor authentication, which is a good way to prevent illicit logins. This user did not have it activated. A Reddit thread also addresses this particular scam.

The phishing site, for what it’s worth, is currently down.

The phishing message making the rounds is something like “Mtgox are talking about adding ltc or ppc in about 4-5 hours. Guys, come on the mtgox livechat I think we should all invest in LTC. hxxp://bit.ly/xxx.” The Bit.ly link goes to the phishing site.

The writer described his sleuthing:
Being a techie, I started researching. I found out that this site is hosted here in the USA. I also found out that the withdrawal was submitted from an IP in Los Angeles even though I have been accessing mtgox from Pennsylvania / New York. I then discovered that the site is a teleport pro rip of bitcoincharts.com branded with a mtgox logo, and was registered on namecheap (with bitcoins as it may be) not even 5 days ago! This is the IP resolve of the domain name.

Bitcoin phishing is not new and as more and more users enter the BTC fray it’s clear that it will be a bigger problem. As Twitter novelty account Bitcoin.txt notes, the market is frothy and full of folks who have little experience investing in anything, let alone an imaginary digital currency that could be part of a future economic engine – or could spell ruin for investors who click bit.ly links.
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Re: Bitcoin Accounts On Mt. Gox Wiped Out By Java Applet Att
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2013, 05:53:35 PM »
Wow, well that sucks seriously. I believe there is still hope that the Mt. Gox help. I would not count on this though: @
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Re: Bitcoin Accounts On Mt. Gox Wiped Out By Java Applet Att
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2013, 08:53:18 PM »
I think the same.

It is a fortnight since I deposited a check in my account and requested a transfer to Gox. For 15 days I expect to have my money while the amount was debited from the account of the issuer.
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Bitcoin Accounts On Mt. Gox Wiped Out By Java Applet Attack
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2013, 09:45:56 PM »
i would be worry if a i have to wait 15 days in order to know where my money is, is easier when you have a good platform and you don't have to wait for any answer a lot of time, the Metadata has to be secure and fast.

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Re: Bitcoin Accounts On Mt. Gox Wiped Out By Java Applet Attack
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2013, 06:27:30 PM »
Anything with my money, I need accurate information in real time, there are many softwares that show immediate economic data

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Re: Bitcoin Accounts On Mt. Gox Wiped Out By Java Applet Attack
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2013, 05:49:25 PM »
Lo que a uno realmente le da tranquilidad es contar con informacion rapida y veraz, mas cuando hablamos de nuestro valioso dinero!

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Re: Bitcoin Accounts On Mt. Gox Wiped Out By Java Applet Attack
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2013, 08:45:44 PM »
Quien tiene la informacion a la mano goza de un gran poder... sabias palabras, el software de bitcoin ofrece esa tranquilidad, recomended m-pesa

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Re: Bitcoin Accounts On Mt. Gox Wiped Out By Java Applet Attack
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2013, 06:32:45 PM »
Considero que hay que seguirle apostando a estos software, la plataforma de bitcoin y de swifcoin, en su sistema de seguridad google tiene mucho que ver

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Re: Bitcoin Accounts On Mt. Gox Wiped Out By Java Applet Attack
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2013, 12:26:36 AM »
Google tambien le ha apostado a estos nuevos payment systems de swiftcoin y bitcoin un excelente progreso

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Re: Bitcoin Accounts On Mt. Gox Wiped Out By Java Applet Attack
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2013, 02:26:19 AM »
Traders got to be careful with where they invest money, they don’t want scams. I recommend FNIB.