Gorilla.Exchange victim of coin theft of thousands of Gorilla Teeth

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Gorilla.Exchange victim of hack theft of coins

Server attack (05/05/2015 0830 – 0840am GMT+1)

Earlier today, GorillaEx was the victim of a successful attack resulting in a significant loss of GorillaTeeth

This attack did not affect GorillaStake.com at all and was isolated to only GorillaTeeth on GorillaEx, which had a higher than usual balance due to the coin swap. No other coins have been affected

This attack has not affected the exchange’s database, users personal information, or any other account. It was isolated to a single account and a user was about to circumvent a withdrawal check thus allowing them to withdraw more coins than they should have. Furthermore, automated protections did step in and protect the bulk of the coin balance. At the time of the attack, more than 30,000 TEETH were in the wallet, meaning more than 2/3rds were protected from withdrawal

Further account audits have verified the user databases and other exchange wallets and services. The server is currently undergoing additional security verifications and will be returned to limited service shortly

We apologize for the inconvenience caused and hope you understand our actions; our initial response was to protect everything else and deal with the fallout after

All withdrawals will remain suspended until the audit is complete

We basically have a few options at this point:

1) Rollback the GorillaTeeth blockchain, as this was the only coin affected

2) Close GorillaEx and tell everyone to fuck off

3) Ask for it back nicely, offer a fair % in exchange, and the opportunity to help us secure the site

Option number one is out of the question, as I was very vocal about that in the Mintpal situation while option two is far too common in digital currencies, but not a stance we are ever going to take

Option three is what we are going with. If you are responsible for the attack, we will just ask nicely for you to return the funds and work with us in the future. We will cover the funds ourselves if you do not want to return them, but please don’t make us do that; help us make everyone’s experience nicer and more secure

This attack did not affect GorillaStake.com at all and was isolated to only GorillaTeeth on GorillaEx, which had a higher than usual balance due to the coin swap. No other coins have been affected

Paul’s return address for GorillaEx is – GcnBg6ZDJUcbmG8e86EaSZGxmM6KXtpfak –Please do the right thing, or we will cover it ourselves. No user balances have been affected.

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