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Bitcoin Wallet Provider Blockchain.info Suffers DNS Hack Attack

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Bitcoin Wallet Provider Blockchain.info Suffers DNS Hack Attack


This article was posted on Thursday, 17:48, UTC.

Blockchain.info suffered a domain name system (DNS) hacking yesterday that sent users to the wrong servers, exposing bitcoin users’ passwords. Blockchain.info took its website offline for several hours to restore its service. The problem has been corrected and the website is now functioning. The hack occurred around 11:00 GMT as the DNS information switched from Cloudfare to a cheap host provider in Tulsa, Okla. in the United States. Bitcoin users immediately began warning one another on Twitter and Reddit. Blockchain took itself offline to reclaim its DNS records and direct users to the proper servers. Blockchain Advises Users Blockchain tweeted…

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Lester Coleman

Lester Coleman

Lester Coleman is a veteran business journalist based in the United States. He has covered the payments industry for several years and is available for writing assignments.

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