How can someone steal my BTC in the same block?

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First time poster, so please be kind 😉

I wanted to test how quickly someone steals bitcoins from addresses with a very weak private key. So I transferred $100 to 1Cw4iTCkanJFZhLAQh3hBzD22QdBMrkPND. The corresponding private key to this address is 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000023.

But to my surprise the money was gone even quicker than I thought… My transaction to this address was transmitted on 2018-10-15 at 10:27:03 UTC and was included in block 545852 five minutes later (2018-10-15 at 10:32:14) .

Included in the same block (!) was a transaction that transferred the $100 USD to someone else’s account. To be honest, I’m a bit perplexed how fast this went as someone took the money in the same block (!). How is that even possible as the block hasn’t been broadcast out to the world yet. Are miners doing weird things here?

Either I’m missing something or some weird things happen here…

P.S. I did another transaction to a BTC account with a "proper" random private key and that money is obviously still in there…

Any ideas what might be going on there?

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