DDoS, or distributed denial-of-service attack, is a cyber-attack which disables a network for intended users by flooding the target with many different sources in order to overload the system. There are a lot of DDoS software tools available on the internet, many of which are quite user-friendly. Still, DDoS attacks are extremely dangerous and may cause the loss of millions of dollars, depending on the duration of the attack. Of course, there are a lot of ways to protect against a DDoS attack, such as firewalls, blackhole routing, upstream filtering and others. Bitcoin has some built-in protections against DDoS attacks, but is still vulnerable and may be slowed down by them. Cryptocurrency exchanges and various web-sites of concrete currency may be attacked, made unavailable for users and even be robbed for some amount of tokens while being under a DDoS attack.
Apart from trying to get rid of cheating and bots, STEPN is also working to limit its platform’s availability for users in mainland China.
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SOL price is over 60% away from its all-time high and data shows that its loss of territory to competing chains is driving the correction.
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Chainalysis warned that even “low-skilled cybercriminals” are using malware to swipe funds from crypto hodlers.
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Solana reportedly went offline for four hours on Tuesday. However, Solana.Status shows there have been no issues on the network.
Solana hit with another network incident causing degraded performance
The Solana blockchain has reportedly suffered another DDoS attack that temporarily clogged the network. However, the network appeared to remain online.
Solana reportedly hit by DDoS attack, but network remains online
The attack comes just one week after a U.K. court ordered the website to stop hosting the Bitcoin white paper.
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