"Latin America’s Reddit" with Bitcoin tipping hacked

Taringa, Latin American social site with Bitcoin tipping, hacked and nearly all of the users' data compromised
05 September 2017   1187

Taringa, Latin American social site with Bitcoin tipping, has fallen prey to a hackers' attack and nearly all of the users' (which is about 28 million) data has been compromised.

According to cointelegraph.com, Taringa had instituted a system to pay users for content production using Bitcoin. The site even partnered with Xapo to create digital wallets for content producers. Now hack of data may allow access to those wallets.

It is likely that the attackers have made the database containing nicks, email addresses and encrypted passwords. No phone numbers and access credentials from other social networks have been compromised as well as addresses of bitcoin wallets from the Taringa program!

Taringa's statement translated by cointelegraph.com

As reported, Taringa was using an aging encryption system for passwords called MD5. The hackers managed to to crack 95% of the 27 million passwords. Taringa has assured customers that wallet addresses were not compromised. However, the surety of the promise actually remains unclear.  

Vinnik Extradtion to France to be Supported by SCoG

Alexander is holding the hunger strike for 24 days and lost around 9 kilos
19 December 2018   22

Following the trial court of the city of Thessaloniki, the Greek Areopagus decided to extradite Alexander Vinnik, suspected of laundering $ 4 billion through the BTC-e cryptocurrency exchange, to France. Thus, the appeal of Russian lawyers was rejected, reports TASS referring to the chairman of the court Angelique Aliferopoul.

After the announcement of the verdict, Alexander Vinnik declared that he would continue the hunger strike against the arbitrary rule of the Greek authorities, which began in mid-November.

I have been starving for 24 days. Yesterday I was weighed; according to the documents, I lost 8 kg. But they did not immediately begin to weigh me, only on the third day. So I lost 9 kg. If I'll be extradited to Moscow, I will stop starving.

Alexander Vinnik


Alexander Vinnik was detained in Greece at the request of the American authorities on July 25, 2017. In June 2018, Vinnik was arrested in absentia in Russia on charges of cyber fraud on a large scale.

At the moment, there have been several court decisions on the extradition of Vinnik - at the request of the United States, at the request of France and two decisions at the request of Russia. The final decision on the case will take the Minister of Justice of Greece.