Wizard of Woz

Looks like not even the great Woz (Steve Wozniak) is safe from bitcoin hackers. The theft was a legitimate transaction until the purchasers cancelled the credit card payment.

“I had seven bitcoins stolen from me through fraud,” Wozniak said at the Times’ Global Business Summit. “Somebody bought them from me online through a credit card and they cancelled the credit card payment. It was that easy. And it was from a stolen credit card number so you can never get it back.”

At today’s price of around $10,200 a bitcoin, Wozniak’s stolen cryptocurrency are worth roughly $71,400. Read the full store on CNBC

“Somebody bought them from me online through a credit card and they cancelled the credit card payment.”

 

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