Thieves Take $5M Bite Out of Bitcoin Exchange

An estimated $5.2 million was stolen over the weekend from Bitstamp, a digital currency exchange. It has suspended services pending an investigation. The company assured its customers that bitcoins held with Bitstamp prior to suspension of services were completely safe and would be honored in full. Bitstamp on Sunday discovered that some of its operational wallets had been compromised resulting in a loss of less than 19,000 BTC. After making that discovery, it advised its customers to stop making deposits to the exchange and suspended services.

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