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Bitcoin is under attack

Bitcoin is under attack by cybercriminals, bringing down some of the world’s largest Bitcoin exchanges in the process.

Unknown attackers are exploiting a Bitcoin design flaw to record fake transactions, muddying up the Bitcoin system’s public accounting and causing widespread confusion for the centers where people trade them.

The Bitcoin flaw allows these attackers to make a withdrawal from their own account and tamper with the record of that transaction. So they could cash out, but claim they never got the Bitcoins. Continue reading