Anonymous Drug Marketplace SilkRoad 2 Hacked

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Silk Road 2, an anonymous marketplace for illegal drugs, has allegedly been hacked and robbed all of it’s Bitcoin. However, there are doubts about the credibility of this story and Silk Road users blaming this as insider job. The total amount of stolen coins are not known yet but one Computer Security Researcher, Nicholas Weaver claims to be around: 4474 BTC that are with the value of about $2.7 Million at the time of writing.

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According to the moderators, attackers were able to took advantage of the Transaction Malleability vulnerability. However, some security researchers doubts about the credibility of the testimony of the moderators. According to one redditor “ There is no possible way they would have manually pushed out so many malleable payments that their balance went to zero. What they’re claiming here is that the attacker was able to do it on their own, without having the operators manually process 2nd payments.”

The original Silk Road site was shut down in October 2013 by FBI, authorities also confiscated almost 30,000 Bitcoins in the context.

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