OKEx and Bitfinex Crypto Exchanges Hit By DDoS Attacks| Cryptoknowmics
Two major crypto exchanges have reported a number of major DDoS attacks that have disrupted their operations in the last 24 hours.
OKEx CEO Jay Hao said that in a day, the exchange was subjected to two distributed denial of service attacks at once, the size of the first was 200 GB, and the second time it reached 400 GB. However, the technical service claims that the platform systems were practically not damaged, and no malfunctions occurred..
The attacks on Bitfinex were probably more serious, as today the exchange services were unavailable for some time due to server overload. It took about an hour to restore their performance. According to Bitfinex CTO Paulo Ardoino, user funds were not affected, and as a result of the team’s well-coordinated work, the negative impact of a well-organized attack was quickly eliminated..
However, the goals of the hackers and the reasons why these two large crypto exchanges were subjected to major DDoS attacks are still unknown..
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