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backwoods_engineer:
RED ALERT!

Those who have been trading Bitcoin at MtGox.com: the site has been compromised.  Please change your passwords if you used that password for other sites!

ChrisFox:
Just as with anything else on the internet, they got hit with a nasty Trojan over the weekend.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2387194,00.asp

backwoods_engineer:

--- Quote from: ChrisFox on June 20, 2011, 11:56:54 AM ---Just as with anything else on the internet, they got hit with a nasty Trojan over the weekend.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2387194,00.asp

--- End quote ---

No, this is not what happened to MtGox.  This trojan attacks Bitcoin clients on individual computers, not Bitcoin traders like MtGox.

FreeLancer:
It looks like Mt. Gox was a bit inept at cyber security, to put it mildly.  How many of you frantically searched for your info on the leaked database? 

Centralized exchange trading, like Mt. Gox, are the weak spot in the Bitcoin economy, they're too tempting for thieves, governmental or otherwise.  If someone can figure out a simple, secure, and decentralized method of exchange, this currency will really get some legs.

BigAl:
Hi,

I've been mining/trading in Bitcoins (BTC) for almost a year, I will post more links for in depth information if anyone wishes or try to answer questions as they are posted.

The on-line forum is a good place to start:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php

The general Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

http://bitcoin.org/

Best regards,

BigAl

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