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May 08, 2013, 03:57:11 AM
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Can somebody explain to me who or what motivation people have to be using DDOS atacks on pools

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just to name a few

Who or why are they doing this unless it is other pool operators BTC community or aliens  Huh

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May 08, 2013, 04:15:56 AM
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As a victim myself, it's pretty simple. Attacked pool -> less network hash -> difficulty stays lower -> profitability stays higher

The cost of a booter to knock a pool offline is quite cheap. The cost of a network to block a booter is quite expensive. "DDoS" protection that typical hosts sell is in the range of 10 Gbit/s 5M PPS attacks, and that might block a weak booter. Protection is needed in the 20Gbit+ range and it costs 2-4k/month for that kind of blocking power. What I'm trying to say is that it's kind of like a "why not?" attack to spend a couple bucks on a booter to take down a mostly defenseless pool.


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May 08, 2013, 04:17:32 AM
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This ^
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May 08, 2013, 04:21:55 AM
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or people are just boring

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May 08, 2013, 04:25:10 AM
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or people are just boring
i found the ddos-er.

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May 08, 2013, 04:31:28 AM
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Motivation?  15 year old with allowance money and a website the pays to 'test security' of sites for a fee.  And a lot of what the other posters said.
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May 08, 2013, 04:57:49 AM
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Like everyone said, it's a lot easier for the person doing the ddos then the person trying to stop it. Also, every time the major pools fall under this kind of attack, people freak out, get emotional, and in turn there is volatility, which is what day traders need to make money.

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May 08, 2013, 05:54:18 AM
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Like everyone said, it's a lot easier for the person doing the ddos then the person trying to stop it. Also, every time the major pools fall under this kind of attack, people freak out, get emotional, and in turn there is volatility, which is what day traders need to make money.

There must be a market place for this stuff Huh

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