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Information on attacks


  • | Tip Tuck Fheman

    [b]51% Attacked[/b]

    [b]100% Still Kicking Ass[/b]

    [i][b][color=red]FEATHERCOIN![/color][/b][/i]

    lulz


  • | Tip justabitoftime

    [quote name=“Tuck Fheman” post=“12655” timestamp=“1370909671”]
    [b]51% Attacked[/b]

    [b]100% Still Kicking Ass[/b]

    [i][b][color=red]FEATHERCOIN![/color][/b][/i]

    lulz
    [/quote]

    T-Shirt: Never trust the 51%


  • | Tip Tuck Fheman

    [quote name=“justabitoftime” post=“12662” timestamp=“1370910604”]
    T-Shirt: Never trust the 51%
    [/quote]

    [img]http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/yee.gif[/img]


  • | Tip Tuck Fheman

    [quote name=“wesphily” post=“12688” timestamp=“1370914061”]
    I see. Well that service combined with the crypto currency concept makes it impossible to find them.

    Our focus will need to be on IPS for now.
    [/quote]

    “impossible” is a strong word …
    [url=http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/hacker-builds-tracking-system-to-nab-tor-pedophiles/114]http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/hacker-builds-tracking-system-to-nab-tor-pedophiles/114[/url]


  • | Tip Piedaddy

    The only way you will catch them is if someone who is involved, was involved or was part of a group decides to brag about it , then maybe you will figure it out. Someone able to pull this off may have a huge farm(s) in a data center(s) somewhere on a anonymous proxy.

    With a lot of GPU farms becoming open from asics being released I would say expect some people to have some free hash time to expend.


  • | Tip justabitoftime

    I’ve been talking to Bushstar throughout the day on possible solutions. I look forward to touching base with him later tomorrow. Mitigating these attacks is priority 1, everything else is basically on hold.


  • | Tip Bushstar

    [quote name=“Lycanthroat” post=“12760” timestamp=“1370926111”]
    I don’t know if this will help, but this was posted on BTC-e Trollbox earlier today. This is a screencap of messages to him from IsmailTM. Don’t know if it’s legit at all, but who knows, might be something.

    http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=35m2vr8&s=5

    [quote author=Piedaddy link=topic=853.msg12709#msg12709 date=1370919812]
    The only way you will catch them is if someone who is involved, was involved or was part of a group decides to brag about it , then maybe you will figure it out. Someone able to pull this off may have a huge farm(s) in a data center(s) somewhere on a anonymous proxy.

    With a lot of GPU farms becoming open from asics being released I would say expect some people to have some free hash time to expend.
    [/quote]
    [/quote]

    I saw another screenshot of a conversation with IsmailTM. In that one he said he was running the attacks on FTC and ultimately they would take down Litecoin and Bitcoin. He said he could do this because he is building and has arrays of Fusion ASICs running at 200KH a chip and that the budget for this project is $3.2 billion. Eventually they are going to send the send the Bitcoin difficulty up by a factor of ten.

    The most likely explanation is that this is complete rubbish 🙂


  • | Tip spynappels

    [quote name=“Bushstar” post=“12898” timestamp=“1370944298”]

    I saw another screenshot of a conversation with IsmailTM. In that one he said he was running the attacks on FTC and ultimately they would take down Litecoin and Bitcoin. He said he could do this because he is building and has arrays of Fusion ASICs running at 200KH a chip and that the budget for this project is $3.2 billion. Eventually they are going to send the send the Bitcoin difficulty up by a factor of ten.

    The most likely explanation is that this is complete rubbish 🙂
    [/quote]

    He sounds like a delightful chap! One not quite rooted in reality though…


  • Regular Member | Tip ghostlander

    [quote name=“Bushstar” post=“12898” timestamp=“1370944298”]
    [quote author=Lycanthroat link=topic=853.msg12760#msg12760 date=1370926111]
    I don’t know if this will help, but this was posted on BTC-e Trollbox earlier today. This is a screencap of messages to him from IsmailTM. Don’t know if it’s legit at all, but who knows, might be something.

    http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=35m2vr8&s=5

    [quote author=Piedaddy link=topic=853.msg12709#msg12709 date=1370919812]
    The only way you will catch them is if someone who is involved, was involved or was part of a group decides to brag about it , then maybe you will figure it out. Someone able to pull this off may have a huge farm(s) in a data center(s) somewhere on a anonymous proxy.

    With a lot of GPU farms becoming open from asics being released I would say expect some people to have some free hash time to expend.
    [/quote]
    [/quote]

    I saw another screenshot of a conversation with IsmailTM. In that one he said he was running the attacks on FTC and ultimately they would take down Litecoin and Bitcoin. He said he could do this because he is building and has arrays of Fusion ASICs running at 200KH a chip and that the budget for this project is $3.2 billion. Eventually they are going to send the send the Bitcoin difficulty up by a factor of ten.

    The most likely explanation is that this is complete rubbish 🙂
    [/quote]

    Indeed. Scrypt ASICs at 200KH/s per chip, 3.2 milliard USD budget… Who is going to provide them with such a huge investment? What’s the profit if they succeed in taking down all major cryptos?


  • Regular Member | Tip Nutnut

    IPtables wont stop a DDoS on this or any other site.

    All you need is a few botnets mashing the page refresh and the DB server will crap itself. Or have the same botnets send extended pings and the wan links will flood etc.

    True DDoS protection (if there is such a thing) costs 100s to 1000s per month.


  • | Tip ASDASDASD

    ** Removed name **

    Any more of these around? Really interesting to see that.

    I have a huge suspicion that the market is being heavily manipulated by a few big players and this only shows that to be possibly true. Since everything is easily anonymized you can work together with groups of other individuals and completely manipulate the market. A coin like FTC offers huge gains since you can buy a much larger quantity vs BTC or other coins. I am really surprised no one severely pumped CNC since you could make enormous amounts on it.


  • | Tip Tuck Fheman

    [quote name=“Lycanthroat” post=“13220” timestamp=“1370987895”]
    Just a fair warning expect a huge uptick in FTC followed by a massive crash. These guys are here to make big money and do not care about anything else.
    [/quote]

    [img]http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/blonde-eyeroll.gif[/img]

    [quote author=justabitoftime link=topic=853.msg13245#msg13245 date=1370991269]

    This is just my opinion, nothing more. Everyone in trollbox is:

    • Rich
    • Smarter than you
    • Good looking
    • Huge member
    • Part of an inside group
    • Just plain right
      [/quote]

    [img]http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/well-like-whatever.gif[/img]


  • Regular Member | Tip Smoothie

    Has the operator/owner of the feathercoin domain considered getting cloudflare to deter DDOSers?


  • Regular Member | Tip Magic8Ball

    The attacker’s coins are moving. Quite easy to track from the starting address.
    http://explorer.feathercoin.com/address/6tbxs8oikuwjmTFwnitNmfQWsBb1WgUg7s

    Wonder if Btc-e is keeping an eye on it. Seems a lot of effort to have got 4k USD.


  • | Tip justabitoftime

    Let’s please avoid calling people out . Rumors, especially in relation to trollbox need to be left in trollbox. 🙂


  • | Tip Bushstar

    [quote name=“Smoothie” post=“13357” timestamp=“1371000558”]
    Has the operator/owner of the feathercoin domain considered getting cloudflare to deter DDOSers?
    [/quote]

    I am getting on this today 🙂


  • Regular Member | Tip zerodrama

    [quote name=“erk” post=“13535” timestamp=“1371024496”]
    Article on the attacks:

    http://www.thegenesisblock.com/the-51-attack-what-bitcoin-can-learn-from-alt-coin-experiments/

    The author assumes the FTC confirmation time was 2.5 min, and it was really about 30min at the time of the attack, so he didn’t research it all that well.
    [/quote]

    My response:

    [quote]
    zerodrama
    June 13, 2013

    Bitcoin is not distributed. Not in holdings, not in influence, not in innovation, not even in decision making. The last democratic decision made was during their hard fork (which didn’t even add new features).

    Also the author is incorrect about a few points:
    The attackers are not encouraged by success, they are driven by whatever purist nonsense they believe in. A rollback would only drive legitimate miners out. Also, by virtue of the fact that the attacker hates the coin, when they get tired of attacking they will try to dump the coins. At that point they become the community’s coins as if they had been generated legitimately, so it’s all for nothing.

    Second, we were not at the 2.5 minute mark, we were at 30 minutes to an hour thanks to the fact that our hard fork added a new feature, as all hard forks should. We can handle stampedes and difficulty traps, unlike litecoin or bitcoin.
    [/quote]


  • Regular Member | Tip ghostlander

    [b]zerodrama[/b], well said. I doubt Bitcoin is going to learn anything from this anyway.


  • | Tip ASDASDASD

    Going through DDOS right now?

    Site was down for a minute and daemon is down.

    Edit: NVM

    Probably due to upgrading to cloudflare


  • | Tip Bushstar

    That was me. The new IP address took a while to kick in for some reason!


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