DogeVault wallet falls victim to cyber attack, millions of Dogecoins believed to be missing

Shawn Knight

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Hackers recently infiltrated DogeVault, the online wallet for Internet cryptocurrency joke-turned-viral success dogecoin.

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RzmmDX

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These hackers must really hate and like doggycoin when they even destroyed the backups to prevent inflation.
 
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davislane1

Only $50K?

Hackers must have been bored or lightweight amatures, to go after so little!

50k in a brokerage account and someone who knows how to trade it isn't so little (though, if they could do that, they probably wouldn't be hacking coin wallets). It also puts you right in the ballpark of a C7 Corvette.

This may not be big boys money, but, for a routine e-theft, I'd say that's a pretty large sum.
 
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Guest

The bright side is that the stolen coins might be worth $50.00 after this fiasco.
 
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Guest

Virtual currencies are a lot easier to steal than paper money or credit cards it seems.

Technological advancement?
 
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Guest said:
Virtual currencies are a lot easier to steal than paper money or credit cards it seems.
Technological advancement?
you should get out of your basement more often, try walking around some "sleeping" district in the evening, you'll get personal experience how harder its to steal paper money
 
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Guest

"you should get out of your basement more often, try walking around some "sleeping" district in the evening, you'll get personal experience how harder its to steal paper money"

Put physical money in the bank. Someone robs the bank. You still have your money. There is also the FDIC.

Put crypto-money in the "bank". Someone robs the bank... pray that you're lucky?
 

TheLastPanda

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Put physical money in the bank. Someone robs the bank. You still have your money. There is also the FDIC.

Put crypto-money in the "bank". Someone robs the bank... pray that you're lucky?

When someone robs a bank you lose your money. It gets refunded if it was insured but that doesn't mean your money wasn't stolen, and new money isn't generated from thin air. Once cyrpto is mainstream if it gets to that it will be much more secure than you may think because it will prevent theft in the first place. It was a fault of the site and not the coin. Storing coins offline in an encrypted wallet with backups has an unparalleled level of security and that is what places like Moolah do with almost all of the coins stored through them. That's like saying the U.S dollar is insecure because if I left it on a table, someone could pick it up. Its also impossible to make counterfeits which is currently a large problem for most major currencies.