The Tokyo based Bitcoin exchange company Mt. Gox hack revealed that the total balance it has been left with is more than 900,000 Bitcoins. After having declared that the company has been hacked with a theft of around $400 million worth Bitcoins it disappeared and went for Bankruptcy. The hackers have dumped company’s database reflecting number of Bitcoins left. The Dump reveals that the amount left is 951,116.21905382 Bitcoins which equals more than 609,900,000 USD.
While company claimed that hackers exploited a bug in the service to steal $400 million worth Bitcoins, it pulled down the website and applied for a bankruptcy on February 28 this year.
With over 700MB in size and going with a file name of “MtGox2014Leak.zip”, the database dump includes information about balance sheet and other tools which company may have used to transfer Bitcoins over the network. Hackers also defaced MtGox CEO, Mark Karpeles’ blog and uploaded the data they have leaked, which many users have confirmed to be accurate and since then blog went offline.
The dump at Pastebin reads, “It’s time that MTGOX got the bitcoin communities wrath instead of Bitcoin Community getting Goxed. This release would have been sooner, but in spirit of responsible disclosure and making sure all of ducks were in a row, it took a few days longer than would have liked to verify the data”.
It also Includes a statement saying, “We stole no bitcoins. There were none to steal. If you want to donate, you can keep us full of pizzas and beers by sending coins here, 1859rayqN1X7DYjD1BrAHm4vaQxoUhhzsN”. Hackers also asked everyone to share this so as to reach the very person involved in Bitcoins.
“I hated working with you. You deserve everything you get for what you did.”, it seems like someone had been working with MtGox, who got fired later.
Bitcoin has received a lot of attention for the past few weeks. Newsweek claimed to have Bitcoin inventor identified as a 64 year old man Satoshi Nakamoto, living in Temple City, California.