Tag: ddos

Someone Is Mining Empty Blocks on the Electroneum Network

There are always changes taking place in the world of cryptocurrency. Not all of those trends are particularly positive, though. It seems the Electroneum network suffered a major DDoS attack on Sunday, which may have allowed some people to double spend transactions. What is Going on With Electronium? In the world of Bitcoin and altcoins, there are always entities looking to take advantage of any given situation. In a lot of …
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Latest Bitfinex DDoS Attack Has Platform Users Concerned

Every time a major Bitcoin exchange suffers from a direct denial of service attack, there will be people who claim something else entirely is going on. More specifically, the Bitfinex platform is experiencing such an attack as we speak. Some people have posited that it is not an attack, but rather a case of many people looking to get their money off this exchange. Discussions like these are always fun to keep an eye on, as the …
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Largest DDoS-For-Hire Service Admins Arrested and Charged in Israel

According to BleepingComputer, Israeli authorities recently charged two 19-year-olds for running the largest DDoS-for-hire service platform at the time it went down in autumn of last year, known as vDos. DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks essentially attempt to take an online service down by overwhelming it with traffic from multiple sources. They are so common that there is now an online Digital Attack Map which allows people to witness these attacks as they occur. How …
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U.S. Authorities Arrest Longtime DDoS Extortionist

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have become the new norm among cybercriminals lately. Many people have looked to these attacks to punish any online service they don’t like or wish to extort. One person responsible for a fair amount of those attacks was arrested in the U.S. late last week. He had also made several death and bomb threats against his targets. Kamyar Jahanrakhshan is no stranger to the U.S. criminal justice system …
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