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The onslaught of DDoS attacks targeting bitcoin websites around the world isn’t showing any signs of abating as an Indian bitcoin exchange came under attack today.
Indian bitcoin exchange Coinsecure saw a spike in traffic this Monday morning local
time. The number of connections attempting to reach the website was enough to disrupt
exchange activity. Operational delays ensued on its website, mobile application and
In an email to customers, the bitcoin exchange revealed the reason for the delays.
We were under a massive DDoS attack this morning that blocked traffic temporarily to our website, API and Android App. You may have experienced delays in withdrawals and deposits as well, this morning.
The email, which reached customers afternoon in local time, confirmed that the website was fully operational again, following several hours of disruption.
Bitcoin Exchanges. Ripe Targets?
Bitcoin exchanges and websites are perhaps the most-
Thai bitcoin exchange Bitcoin Co. Ltd., also suffered a DDoS attack in November 2015, albeit from a different perpetrator.
“We have received several DDOS-
More importantly, he added:
Attackers seem to lose interest quickly when you block them or don’t respond to their messages.
CCN was also targeted in November 2015, with one extortionist communicating via email to demand 2 bitcoins in ransom. The email was ignored and we duly put up a 5 BTC reward for any information leading to a successful police report. While we came short of finding details, CCN continues to be targeted frequently with DDoS attacks.
At the time in 2015, bitcoin was trading near peaks of $500 and has come a considerable way since while avoiding volatility. As the value of the cryptocurrency makes gains with stable footing, bitcoin businesses and websites continue to remain targets.
A New Wave of Attacks
The latest instances of DDoS disruptions could ostensibly be new wave of attacks targeting bitcoin websites.
Last week, European bitcoin and altcoin exchange BTC-
CCN was also the target of a DDoS attack last week. The website saw temporary disruption