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Blockchain wallet hacked - emptied. Warning!

Discussion in 'Computers and Internet Geekland' started by KasinoKing, Jun 13, 2018.

    Jun 13, 2018
  1. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

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    I just discovered that my Blockchain.Info wallet was hacked and emptied last week.

    The bastards took all my Bitcoins, Ethereum and most of my Bitcoin Cash (don't know why they left me a tiny bit)
    Apparently I have zero hope of getting anything back: 5 figures - poof, gone :mad:

    I advise everyone to make sure your crypto-currency accounts are as secure as possible.

    Gutted :(
     
  2. Jun 13, 2018
  3. nutnut

    nutnut 30 day suspension - trollish behavior

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    Never trusted bitcoins or any crypto currency, least you protected with a bank(as much as i hate them).

    Sucks you lost that money, hackers are filth.
     
  4. Jun 13, 2018
  5. goatwack

    goatwack Denny, two is great, but three is a crowd CAG

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    Sorry to hear that KasinoKing :mad:

    It's the Wild West out there with these things, that's why I haven't dipped my toes in yet.

    Plus I'm too poor
     
  6. Jun 13, 2018
  7. slotmaster

    slotmaster Ueber Meister

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    That's why a big drop in prices as there have been hackings, So what I have is not worth much but going to check what the value is but I have my stuff offline in one of those usb wallets. Hope you can get it back through the site you were on.
     
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  8. Jun 13, 2018
  9. lnspin

    lnspin Senior Member webmeister

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    Be sure to have 2fa set up. Also they probably got your wallet id and password from a virus on your computer, so have a security scan done
     
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  10. Jun 13, 2018
  11. dunover

    dunover Unofficial T&C's Editor Staff Member CAG PABnononaccred PABnonaccred PABinit mm3 webmeister

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    Sorry to hear that mate, really am. That is disgusting. :mad:
     
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  12. Jun 13, 2018
  13. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

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    Even with the password - every time I log it they send me a verification e-mail with a link I have to click to get into my account - so how did the fuckers get round that??? :what:

    The e-mail on my account had not been changed and the system was still working normally when I logged in today.

    KK
     
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  14. Jun 13, 2018
  15. lnspin

    lnspin Senior Member webmeister

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    Someone might have gotten you to install a Remote Access Trojan on your pc, this would give them access to almost everything, even email
     
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  16. Jun 13, 2018
  17. colinsunderland

    colinsunderland Experienced Member MM webmeister

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    ffs thats a nightmare. It's pretty much certain to be phishing, trojan or a keylogger or something similar installed though. Make sure you do an in depth virus scan and anti malware scan on all computers/phones etc that you use. I would suggest using a hardware wallet going forward too if possible.

    You might want to have a read of this too

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  18. Jun 13, 2018
  19. mina1929

    mina1929 Senior Member

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    That is terrible :( I myself have Blockchain wallet not much in it though.

    I thought it was pretty safe with all that extra security.

    I get a code on my phone plus email link when I log in.

    I hope somehow you get it back.
     
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  20. Jun 13, 2018
  21. Mouche12

    Mouche12 Kitty Lover PABnononaccred PABnonaccred PABnoaccred

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    F*** hackers, I am very sorry to hear this KasinoKing. It cannot be someone within Blockchain?

    If it were an offline wallet, there would be no risk of getting hacked, is that correct?
     
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  22. Jun 13, 2018
  23. ternur

    ternur A damn fine cup of coffee CAG webby mm3

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    That's just horrible KK. And not small change either, so sorry to hear this.

    One thing with cryptos is to always use cold storage, especially if you hold a significant amount. Using any service where you can't totally control your keys is a leap of fate.
     
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  24. Jun 13, 2018
  25. shadow123

    shadow123 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hear of your loss,hope you can get something back somehow.Bloody shits
     
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  26. Jun 14, 2018
  27. bebo67

    bebo67 Meister Member MM PABnonaccred

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    Oh no. That is horrible! And I hate to say this, but it happens all the time, and it's a horrible time for trading right now. If you have a desk top wallet its harder to hack, but then makes it harder to trade. When your on the exchange your wide open. Ethereum is worth 432 dollars right now too. Again I feel your angst :(
     
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  28. Jun 14, 2018
  29. Supababe

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    Within every aspect of life the nasty, lazy, scamming thieves, rogues and trolls appear.
    So sorry this happened to you KK.
    Karma will get them back at some point but this is no consolation to you right now I’m sure.
    Big Supa-hugs x
     
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  30. Jul 2, 2018
  31. slotplayer

    slotplayer Senior Member webmeister

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    man I just read this post, sorry this happened.

    found this article
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  32. Jul 2, 2018
  33. lotusch

    lotusch Megaways Slots, as useless as salt in your coffee webby PABaccred mm2

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    Damn, missed this thread too.
    I am so sorry to hear that m8.

    Any update on this?
    Did you manage to get some of it back or is it lost and gone?

    I never trusted crypto currency wallets and therefore actually never purchased any crypto currency.
    Some time ago I was thinking in investing in one of the lesser known crypto currencies and see if it would go up in value over time but when I was doing research about the safety of the wallets and stuff, I just backed out. Too risky for me.
     
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  34. Jul 2, 2018
  35. BMWSTACK

    BMWSTACK Ueber Meister

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    Thats horrible. I havent purchase any crypto currency was thinking of but was Leary of security.

    Does the wallet offer any protection? My friend had told me in past the wallet he used offered protection up to 10k. (Big deal when he had 200k in there). Does the wallet have responsibility or is it always going to be an issue with security on your computer?

    Is there any 100% way to secure crypto currency? Is an external storage device foolproof?
     
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  36. Jul 3, 2018
  37. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

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    Apparently lost and gone with NOTHING anyone can do about it :(
    This is the one big downside to Crypto being instant & virtually anonymous...

    Fortunately I've never bought any either.
    All my crypto's were pay from affiliate earnings. Due to the rapid changes in exchange rates last year, I had actually cashed-out everything I had been paid, and what was left in my account was purely profit left over because of the huge rate changes.
    So though I am totally gutted that someone could just take my £25K and disappear, it does make it slightly more bearable that it was only "free profit" made that way.

    KK
     
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  38. Jul 3, 2018
  39. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

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    I am far from being an "Expert" in crypto, but as I understand it...

    None that I am aware of.

    Well Blockchain put the blame firmly on my PC's security - well they would, wouldn't they!
    I'm 99% confident in my personal security, and I think this hack was at THEIR end. Of course, they would never admit that, and they may not even be aware of it themselves if the hackers are very clever... or maybe even employees...

    From the very little I understand - yes, an external storage device is the highest level of security you can have.

    But, being very cynical, how would you know if the software on your device is safe?
    What if hackers are producing and selling these external wallets to the general public?
    And what would stop a Trojan on the computer you plug it into accessing your funds instantly?

    Too many questions and not enough answers :(
    One thing's for sure - I'm never going to leave large amounts of Crypto's in any wallets ever again.

    KK
     
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