Mt. Gox CEO lied about massive Bitcoin theft, according to alleged hackers

Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles lied when he said that the former world's biggest Bitcoin exchange – which filed for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. on Sunday and in Japan on Feb. 28 – had been relieved of 850,000 Bitcoins by hackers, according to the alleged hackers themselves.

“We stole no bitcoins,” the alleged miscreants wrote on Karpeles' hacked and defaced blog on Sunday, which was posted on Pastebin not long after. “There were none to steal.”

The alleged Bitcoin thieves posted a breakdown of Bitcoin balances by country that totaled more than 950,000 Bitcoins, and included a file that was said to contain relevant database dumps, CSV exports, specialized tools and highlighted summaries compiled from the data. User database dumps are said not to have been included.