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June 24, 2011, 08:35:48 PM
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IT WAS THE RUSSIANS.... should have known it !!!

The network tries to produce one block per 10 minutes. It does this by automatically adjusting how difficult it is to produce blocks.
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June 26, 2011, 03:12:33 PM
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It doesn't help.
Russian criminals have some of the biggest botnets (multiple gbit/s downlink) that can even bring down sites like Twitter & Facebook at the same time.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/169809/twitter_ddos_attack_politically_motivated_says_report.html

Note that Facebook used some of the highest bandwidth servers in the world during the attack.
It still doesn't help even with attack patterning.

A site such as Mt. Gox has no chance to survive even if an attack with just a fraction of that, or 5-10k connections TCP flood it.

Most small to medium sized companies will pay protection money to stop the attacks coming because they lose more in business daily than they would pay the attacker.

The problem is that this opens you up for frequent extortion because you already paid once.
I don't think Mark considered the option of paying $7000 as requested earlier.
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Well in that case maybe TORing mtgox.com is the solution.
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June 27, 2011, 05:00:44 AM
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Since the end of the Cold War and the beginning of "globalization" the Chinese are the new Russians!
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