Dogecoin, the virtual currency that wasgoed named after a ditzy meme but has bot described spil a potential successor to Bitcoin, suffered its very first hacking incident today, with Dogewallet users losing an estimated 21 million Dogecoins. The incident wasgoed confirmed by Dogewallet te a Reddit postbode after users reported disappearing Dogecoins on Doges.com’s forum. Te an email, Dogewallet told us:
The hacking incident wasgoed utterly unfortunate for the Dogecoin community and all members of the Dogecoin community. Wij’re attempting out best to make sure users can retrieve their lost Dogecoins.
Dogewallet is presently ter the middle of refunding users, and several million Dogecoins have already bot refunded today. Refunding users is our priority because wij too want to see Dogecoin grow, not only because it’s backed by the best community of any digital currency, but because it also has the greatest potential to totally overtake and topple Bitcoin. This is exemplified by the community reaching out to help create a system for refunding affected users of Dogewallet just moments after the incident.
Lastly, wij’d like to remind everyone to please use offline wallets spil a means of storing any significant amount of Dogecoin. Online wallets are more convenient for fresh users and offerande people the capability to learn about and use the currency instantaneously, but offline wallets opoffering the greatest security.
Dogewallet promised to fully refund all lost coins and has temporarily shut down its webpagina. Angry users, however, are questioning why Dogewallet created a fresh Reddit account to react to complaints and shutdown its Facebook pagina (listig via Google Cache).
Each Dogecoin is presently worth about US$0.00057. Together, the stolen Dogecoins are the omschrijving of about $12,000, which is not a massive amount, but still a loss for users who spent a loterijlot of time accumulating the virtual currency.
Ter its Reddit postbode, Dogewallet said that they are “currently looking at logs and have found thousands of attempts to hack our systems.” The hacker gained access to Dogewallet’s filesystem and modified its send/receive pagina to send coins to a static address.
Along with several hacking attempts on Bitcoin wallets, the Dogecoin incident is a reminder that all online wallets are vulnerable to hacking.
“We’re amazingly sorry to all users who lost funds from the attack. Please use offline wallets spil online wallets are meant for fresh users who aren’t using them spil storage of coins. Offline wallets are more safe and secure than any online wallet due to possible attacks that can originate from anyone, anywhere,” Dogewallet posted on Reddit.