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Hardware Bitcoin Wallet KeepKey Informs Users of Breach

03
Jan
2017
Hardware Bitcoin Wallet KeepKey Informs Users of Breach

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KeepKey, a hardware wallet designed for the secure storage of bitcoin and other virtual currency, informed users on Saturday that the company’s systems had been targeted by a hacker on Christmas Day.

KeepKey founder Darin Stanchfield said the attacker activated a new phone number under his PIN-protected Verizon account and used it to hijack his email via its account recovery mechanism. The hacker then started resetting the passwords of accounts linked to the compromised email address, including the firm’s Twitter account.

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