Exchange Says 51% Attacker Returns $100K Worth in Ethereum Classic
Cryptocurrency Exchange Gate.io announced on Saturday that it received $ 100,000 worth of ethereum classic (ETC) bags from a recent chain of attackers.
In the announcement, the exchange has tried to contact 51 percent of the attackers, but has not received any response so far.
"We still do not know why. If an attacker does not run it for profit, he might be a white hacker who wants to remind people of the risk in block-chain agreements and hash security."
The exchange warned that the hashing power of the ETC network is "still not strong" and warned that another 51% of attacks are still possible. According to data from CoinMarketCap, the ETC trades at $ 4.34 on a press-time basis.
Last week, Gate.io reported that about 50,000% of the computing power of the block chain was attacked and controlled by an organization to change its network transactions, accounting for about 40,000 ETC (equivalent to nearly $ 200,000 at the time) I have confirmed the loss. History and double password cryptocurrencies.
At that time, the operator identified three addresses associated with the attacker in question. On Saturday, the agency said, "We began rigorous 51 percent detection to strengthen protection."
Last week, another password exchange Bitrue claimed that 51% of attacks, according to the official Twitter account, had lost 13,000 others.
SlowMist, a security company in China, first detected 51% of the attacks and detailed the incident in a blog post last Wednesday, and is willing to cooperate with Gate.io, Bitrue and Binance to find 51% of the attackers said.
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