Bitstamp released its incident report regarding the hacking of their hot wallet of last January, BitGo announced a new stamp of approval in BTC transactions that aims to help consumers, and more top stories for July 1.
Bitstamp Releases Incident Report
One of the leading bitcoin exchanges, Bitstamp, has released its incident report regarding the hacking of their hot wallet of last January. Bitstamp lost around 19,000 bitcoins, worth some US$5 million at the time. Unsurprisingly, perhaps, Bitstamp has indicated that the hack was carried out by sophisticated and determined attackers:
“Based on our investigation, we believe that this was a highly targeted attack undertaken by a determined attacker, who showed a very degree [sic] of operational security and technical sophistication.”
Furthermore, the report suggests that the attacker might soon be traced by authorities:
“Finally, Bitstamp is working closely with the secret service, FBI and UK cybercrime investigators to apprehend and prosecute the hacker, and we are very close to doing so.”
BitGo Launches Certificate to Prove Solvency for Bitcoin Companies
Bitcoin API-provider BitGo has announced a new stamp of approval in Bitcoin transactions that aims to help consumers put more trust in Bitcoin companies. This “proof of reserve” product, called Verified by