Just how 'safe' IS Bitcoin? Can it be hacked?
We are all familiar with the Colonial Pipeline hack and ransom that has taken place this last week; $5 million was apparently paid as ransom to get the encryption key back.
Now it is reported that the bad guys' computer (Darkside) server has been breeched... was inaccessible... AND bitcoin gone missing. Hmmm... appears that Bitcoin CAN be hacked?? Secret Ops? So much for Bitcoin being untraceable?
"A few hours ago, we lost access to the public part of our infrastructure, namely: Blog. Payment server. DOS servers," Darksupp wrote.
"The Darkside operator also reported that cryptocurrency funds were also withdrawn from the gang's payment server, which was hosting ransom payments made by victims," said Recorded Future.""
Physical silver may not have seen the spectacular gains that crypto currency has made... but at least physical silver can't be hacked by pressing keys on a keyboard (though certainly can be physically stolen, and plenty of examples of that from homes and at coin shows)