Published on September 25th, 2016 | by bitcoin0
Miners are Alerted as Ethereum is Under DDoS Attack.
Almost immediately after all geth nodes crashed due to an out of memory bug, the Ethereum development team released yet another urgent announcement to miners regarding a computational DDoS attack, which significantly delayed nodes and miners in processing blocks.
Wilcke further explained that the Ethereum development team has attributed some developers to create and establish several routes for a more sustainable medium-term fix.
According to Buterin, the network has since recovered, with node operators and miners running a short-term fix.
However, he stated that the Ethereum development team’s medium-term fixes for the Go client must be implemented to prevent similar attacks in the future.
He described a change in which a feature will be added to Metropolis to increase the gas costs of opcodes.