Breaking News: Online Dogecoin Wallets Hacked

Journalist:
December 26, 2013

Instadoge.net defaced with this picture, along with the text: “#team-ooga That makes 30m + 500k. Thanks.” and a link to a Dogecoin address, presumably belonging to the thief or thieves.

Online Dogecoin wallets hacked, with over $13k worth of DOGE reported stolen so far. This is a sad turn of events for the generally light-hearted Dogecoin community, which has been quick to offer moral and financial support to those “shibes” who lost money.

First reported on the Dogecoin forum, it seems anyone who attempted to transfer coin from Dogewallet.com (currently closed for business with error message regarding the hack) had their funds rerouted to the DogeChain address “DQT9WcqmUyyccrxQvSrjcFCqRxt8eVBLx8.”

According to the information available at present, anyone holding Dogecoin in an online wallet is advised not to attempt to retrieve their coins at this time.

The Dogewallet.com site seems to have vanished from Facebook, prompting suspicions of an inside job. However, it’s more likely the Facebook page has been disabled for damage control purposes. More information from Dogewallet, including promises of compensation for investors, can be found on their site or this Reddit page.

Instadoge.net online Dogecoin wallets are also reported by several users to have been hacked, and the site has been defaced by team-ooga, whoever they might be.

A user on Page 4 of the Dogecoin forum reports that Dogevault.com is also affected, although this is unconfirmed.

Update 1: could this Twitter address, which boasts of “Hacking, Scamming Runescape Users All day everyday,” be linked to team-ooga?

Update 2: the whois info for Dogewallet.com and Instadoge.net.

Last modified (UTC): December 17, 2017 04:44

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