After speculation arose earlier in the day that a pending announcement from MtGox was forthcoming after they took their website and trading platform offline earlier today, the website has again sprung back to life. However, as opposed to rumors of a buyout, only a short announcement from MtGox has surfaced as they stated:
Dear MtGox Customers,
In the event of recent news reports and the potential repercussions on MtGox’s operations and the market, a decision was taken to close all transactions for the time being in order to protect the site and our users. We will be closely monitoring the situation and will react accordingly.
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As per earlier analysis of the situation, the current update has done little to assure anyone that the company isn’t insolvent or that customer funds are safe. The contrary appears to be the situation as the statement failed to address the status of client accounts. As such, suspicions of fraud continue to exist.