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My paper wallet generated on bitcoinpaperwallet.com was hacked! (Reddit Bitcoin)

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Hi fellow redditors! Now I’m joining the sad crowd of folks, whose bitcoin paper wallets got hijacked. As always it is crucial to know where I f**ked up or who screwed me this time. I generated my bitcoin paper wallet on https://bitcoinpaperwallet.com/ in January, 2019. I did it online in my browser and didn’t follow through all the recommendations at https://bitcoinpaperwallet.com/#security page. I’m not sure if they put this “go offline” thing there at that time, and I can’t confirm it via the wayback machine because owner of bitcoinpaperwallet.com got his site excluded. Isn’t it strange, by the way? Since the time of inception I did not use nor store my private key in any compromising way, this address was my deposit-only box. Nevertheless my bitcoins was transferred from 1AnwjJ8VrQcvwD9zNHs8jUX4djEvLtFwzy on August 13, 2019. I also found transaction to the same hijacker’s address from the address generated in May, 2019. I found it quite strange that some hacker that only have got one chance to steal my private key (at the time of creation on bitcoinpaperwallet site) used it whole 8 months later to withdraw funds. I’m eager to know if anyone have the same experience with bitcoinpaperwallet generated wallets and if there is a chance that the site itself is not legit. Thanks for your time, folks!
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