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Hackers Unlock $3 Million Bitcoin Wallet After 11-Year Password Lockout

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In a stunning breakthrough, a team of hackers has successfully unlocked a Bitcoin wallet containing $3 million, after the owner forgot their password 11 years ago.

According to sources, the anonymous owner had generated the password using a random password generator called Roboform, but it was lost over time.

The owner had all but given up hope of recovering their cryptocurrency fortune, which had been stuck in the wallet since 2013.

Enter Joe Grand, an electrical engineer and security researcher known online as ‘Kingpin.’ Grand was hired by the owner to crack the encrypted file holding 43.6 BTC. Using a tool developed by the US National Security Agency (NSA), Grand disassembled the password generator’s code and discovered a vulnerability.

By changing the time back to 2013 when the password was generated, Grand was able to recreate the password after a few failed attempts.

Working with his colleague Bruno, Grand generated millions of potential passwords until they finally cracked the code.

The successful recovery of the Bitcoin wallet is a testament to the determination and skill of the hackers involved.

The owner, who had been worried that someone would hack their computer and gain access to their cryptocurrency, can now rest easy knowing that their fortune is secure.

“This was a challenging case, but we were determined to help the owner recover their lost funds,” Grand said in an interview. “We hope this story will serve as a reminder of the importance of proper password management and the need for individuals to take responsibility for securing their own digital assets.”

The recovery of the $3 million Bitcoin wallet is a rare success story in the world of cryptocurrency, where lost passwords and forgotten wallets are all too common.

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As the value of Bitcoin continues to rise, the stakes are higher than ever for individuals to protect their digital fortunes.


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