According to recent
The Solana telegram community revealed that the coin's network was down earlier today due to a DDoS attack. The community explained that the hacker might have used spam to carry out the attack. They also said that the network was fixed behind the curtains and went back online. Solana's Core development team is yet to issue its statement regarding the 'allegations.'
According to some sources, the network took approximately four hours before going back online. A distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS) overwhelms a network by sending multiple commands to the web resource, making the network slower than expected. Such attacks have occurred in other networks like Ubisoft and NCSoft.
Even though the Solana Foundation did not offer any information regarding the attack,
It is not the first time that Solana has suffered such an attack. Today marks the third time Solana has experienced a DDoS attack in six months. According to one of the Redditors, Solana is to blame for the attacks as the hackers are. The user's post read that a perfect blockchain should keep hackers away and never go down due to any attack.
In September last year,
After three months, the developers were slapped by another DDoS attack. This second attack was 'much better' since the entire network remained online. Despite the noticeable slow operation of Solana due to the congestion caused by the DDoS attack, the
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Editor’s note: As Solana’s co-founder has denied the attack, so we consider this story as an opinion piece.