More Bitcoins, More Problems: How Hackers are Targeting Bitcoins

20 Nov 2013

CNBC, By Cadie Thompson

Bitcoin has a lot going for it these days. Its price is soaring, mainstream businesses are increasingly adopting it as a form of payment and venture capitalists are pouring money into bitcoin start-ups.

But as the digital currency becomes more popular, it should come with a warning label, experts say.

With bitcoin trading for more than $500 on the Mt. Gox exchange, the currency is becoming an attractive target for cybercriminals looking to steal bitcoins. And if your bitcoins are taken, well, you're just plain out of luck. Read more.