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View Diary: Bitcoin - it's like exchanging Turkish Lira, without the glamour. Or security. (163 comments)

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    Bitcoin was not "hacked". It was subjected to a denial of service attack... basically the server was overwhelmed by fake connections to the point it couldn't complete operations. This happens to major websites daily and denial of service attacks are an ubiquitous annoyance in this day and age.

    It's disengenous to suggest denial of service attacks have anything at all to do with the future possibility - however likely or unlikely - of counterfeit bitcoins.

    If you are simply uninformed on the subject of denial of service attacks that's OK, it's a bit techie. But if you understood the article and posted what you did anyway, that's outright deceptive and wrong.

    Man is simply a monkey with an attitude.

    by rbutters on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 09:34:12 AM PST

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