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LoanBase hack due to hack in WordPress blog

JP Buntinx reports:

The nameLoanBasemight ring a bell for most Bitcoin users as the company has been around for quite some time, albeit under a different name. Until a few months ago, this company was known under the nameBitLendingClub, but the LoanBase rebranding gives the service a more professional appeal to users not versed in the world of Bitcoin and digital currency.Late last night, Loanbase sent out an email to their users, informing them regarding a breachof the platform. Four different user accounts have been tampered with, and the expected loss of funds sits at eight Bitcoin. However, that number could be as high as 20 BTC once the internal investigation has been completed successfully.

Read more on The Merkle.

The text of the email reportedly sent to users was posted to reddit:

Loanbase Security BreachWe’ve discovered that there was a security breach, which resulted in the loss of roughly around 8 BTC. At this stage this is an estimate based on the confirmed...(continued)
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