BITSTAMP SERVICE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
We have reason to believe that one of Bitstamp’s operational wallets was compromised on January 4th, 2015.
As a security precaution against compromises Bitstamp only maintains a small fraction of customer bitcoins in online systems. Bitstamp maintains more than enough offline reserves to cover the compromised bitcoins.
IN THE MEANTIME, PLEASE DO NOT MAKE DEPOSITS TO PREVIOUSLY ISSUED BITCOIN DEPOSIT ADDRESSES. THEY CANNOT BE HONORED!
Customer deposits made prior to January 5th, 2015 9:00 UTC are fully covered by Bitstamp’s reserves. Deposits made to newly issued addresses provided after January 5th, 2015 9:00 UTC can be honored.
Bitstamp takes our security and soundness very seriously. In an excess of caution, we are suspending service as we continue to investigate. We will return to service and amend our security measures as appropriate.
A quick comment to the hacker(s)
Dear Hacker(s) why don’t you hack something useful and make a difference? We’re certain that between Sony, Home Depot, Target and other Exchanges attacks, they would have all paid millions legally to show them the holes you found. Instead you made poor choices which are really nothing more than a common crook and an overall public nuisance. Do you not realize that the major corporations will get huge payouts from insurance likely in the Billions… so good job, you made the rich even richer.
In hind sight, all you really did was hurt the common, regular and hard working people around the world. Poor form.