An Ottawa-Based Bitcoin Exchange is blaming its co-location provider for a security breach that amounts to a theft of $100,000. They are blaming Rogers Data Center for failing to check the identity of the scammer using tech support web chat; thus allowing him to access the company’s servers. The breach happened without any authentication being performed by the Rogers Data Center Staff.

According to the report, an online chat user claimed to be James Grant, the owner of Canadian Bitcoins. Here is the excerpt of the news:

According to a text copy of the chat session obtained by the Citizen, at no point during the nearly two-hour-long conversation was the caller asked to verify his identity. After being asked, the technical support worker gained access to Grant’s locked server pen, plugged in a laptop and then manually gave the fraudster access to Canadian Bitcoins servers, where he cleaned out a wallet containing 149.94 bitcoins, valued at around $100,000.

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