Confirmation of Attack on Terracoin 24th July 2013
Here’s more confirmation from Terracoin, of my analysis that the current network attacks are more coin wide than people think, and that the deterioration in coin overproduction is probably not just due to problematic difficulty adjustment.
The attacks on Terracoin also shows that measuring the block production on a daily basis is a good indicator of network stability and indicator of attack or DDos vectors of network attacks.
Block rate production per day, could be used to predict or identify novel attacks are being mounted. It should be stable if averaged over 7 days if the controlling algorithms are working. Unless the block production is stable over 2 weeks, I think the controlling block production algorithm has failed, and needs looking at.
The attacks on Terracoin also indicate that a Bitcoin miner or outside agency interfering, is the most likely attack vector. Since Litecoin mining variability would be more noticeable in order to mount multiple attacks. Terracoin is a SHA-256, so would be easier for a Bitcoin miner to reconfigure.
Just theorising what might be discovered with more serious analysis by the community.