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Online black marketplaces Silk Road 2.0 and Agora struggling against “very sophisticated” DDoS attacks

Posted on 15th September, 2014

Two of the largest bitcoin-using online black marketplaces, Silk Road 2.0 and Agora, have spent most of the last week fending off “very sophisticated” distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks by an unknown entity. In both cases, the attacks have resulted in service interruptions, with both sites currently offline. Both marketplaces already use highly advanced security measures, […]

New Silk Road hacked for $2.6 million via Bitcoin glitch

Posted on 14th February, 2014

The latest incarnation of Bitcoin black market site Silk Road had been hit by the same “transaction malleability” glitch that recently took down Mt.Gox and Bitstamp. A message from site administrator “Defcon” was leaked to Reddit yesterday outlining the issues on Silk Road. According to the email, no account information was hacked, and all of […]