Verge reported late last night of another DDOS attack in progress. They were hit by a similar attack earlier this month.
VergeArmy responded on twitter: “doing some research maybe we should ask all the mining pools to impliment Response Rate Limiting(RRL) walls in their code”
Miners commented on reddit of the complexity dropping to zero, suggesting an attack on the mining pools.
Some redditors claim that the security flaw was exploited in the previous attack may not have been properly repaired, and so the new attack is using the same method, only with two algorithms this time.
Reddit user ‘ocminer’ commented:
Since nothing really was done about the previous attacks (only a band-aid), the attackers now simply use two algos to fork the chain for their own use and are gaining millions”
The last message from the Verge twitter account @vergecurrency was at 8:17PM last night:
it appears some mining pools are under ddos attack, and we are experiencing a delay in our blocks, we are working to resolve this.”
Whether or not the attack is still underway is uncertain.
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