A leaked list of people who had enquired about the auction for bitcoins from the “dark market” Silk Road provided a target for phishing scammers - and at least one site fell for the scam emails.
Extorted for Bitcoin? Some U.S. pizza restaurant owners have been receiving letters threatening them with bad reviews, fake pizza orders, food contamination and, in extreme cases, even bombs.
Pirates who have downloaded one of the most popular torrent files of this week's big game release Watch Dogs - ironically, themed around computer hacking - found malware pilfering their virtual gold (well, Bitcoins).
The popular online wallet site Dogevault is offline after attackers destroyed data on the site. The impact on user funds is unknown - although site users have reported withdrawals from their accounts, some as large as 950,000 Dogecoin.
Bitcoin’s developers have released a new version of the software, which includes a long-awaited fix for the “transaction malleability” bug which is said to have brought down the Mt Gox exchange - and Mt Gox staff have 'found' 200,000 BTC in an abandoned wallet in the exchange.