Bitcash.cz — a Czech exchange — claims to have been hacked, with the aftermath being 4,000 user wallets being emptied and funds stolen. teh alleged hacking took place on Monday, on November 11th, though it’s unknown just how much of user money was stolen by the criminals involves.
The website’s Facebook page has the following statement:
Unfortunately, as we have already announced on our website Bitcash.cz, our server was attacked and compromised – including the wallets.
We are trying to resolve the situation, but we want to warn our users about fraudulent emails and scams [claiming to be from Bitcash].
We never ask anyone for access to his or her accounts or wallets nor ask for money.
We will inform you of any developments as soon as possible.
To make matters worse, whoever hacked the website is sending emails to users claiming to be a fund-recovery organization and asking for 2 BTC in order to get their money back.
The point: don’t keep your bitcoins on a hosted service!