Bitcoin news website CoinFire and its Twitter account were under attack recently, according to the company’s executive editor.
The editor, Mike, confirmed two days ago on Reddit that their domain was stolen and they were trying to get it back.
“Well, looks like the XPY supporters got what they wanted. They logged in to our domain registrar account and had our domain taken away from us,” he added.
Recently, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) opened an investigation against GAW Miners and its CEO Josh Garza. CoinFire claimed that it had 1,000 pages of a [leaked] investigation file detailing possible action against Garza and GAW Miners.
The compromised Twitter account had disdainful tweets referring to the claim; “Did you know our SEC articles were fake? We made them up” and “Take over the domain… Take over the twitter. F*ck you coin fire” and many more.
The company was working to resolve the breach.
“We are working to resolve it but we aren’t sure we are going to get it back. Just wanted to give everyone a heads up,” he added.
The website’s Twitter page has since been restored; the website, however, appears like a parked domain.
Thanks to a friend at Twitter we got this restored. Our password was not compromised for domain nor did it expire. This was more serious.
— Coin Fire (@CoinFireBlog) January 23, 2015
Update your bookmarks and site links. We are back at http://t.co/80vJS9LEJu – We will work on getting SSL service back online ASAP.
— Coin Fire (@CoinFireBlog) January 24, 2015
CoinFire was a victim of a massive DDoS attack last September too. The cyberattack compromised the content management system of the site and reported slowdowns and page-load failures then.