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Cyber thieves blamed for Bitcoin heist

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A gang of cyber criminals using an army of infected computers made off with at least $220,000 worth of Bitcoins and other virtual currencies, security researchers said Monday. 

A pile of Bitcoin slugs sitting in a box ready to be minted on April 26, 2013 in Sandy, Utah

The researchers from the security firm Trustwave said the heist was accomplished by a botnet of computers using malware that has been dubbed "Pony".

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