European Exchange Bitstamp Hit with DDoS Attack, BTC-e Has Hardware Issues

European bitcoin exchange Bitstamp reports that it experienced a distributed denial of service (DDoS) cyber attack, according its post on Twitter.

It appears though that Bitstamp was able to get back online within a short amount of time.

Yesterday, another cryptocurrency exchange, BTC-e, was knocked offline by a DDoS attack.

The exchange, which is based in Bulgaria and allows users to trade bitcoin, Litecoin, and Namecoin, for Dollars, Euros and Rubles, was still having some occasional interruptions today, apparently resulting from hardware problems.

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