ICO mobile mining app startup is under DDoS

Electroneum, a mobile mining app got under big DDoS attack
09 November 2017   1931

The British cryptocurrency startup Electroneum, an application for mining on smartphones, underwent a DDoS attack after raising $ 40 million during the ICO. This is reported by Cointelegraph.

The accounts of 140 000 participants in the ICO campaign are blocked due to a huge flow of malicious traffic from the botnet. Probably, the fact that the project was the focus of attention among hackers, there is a certain proportion of the fault of the Electroneum team.

Football manager Harry Redknapp actively promoted the startup on Twitter, although he admitted that he didn’t know how to work a computer, and never sent a text message.

Some users have already expressed dissatisfaction with the fact that security measures were not taken before the official release. Others are indignant that with the 40 million budget the problems should be solved much faster than the developers of the project do.

Nevertheless, not having achieved notable successes, Electroneum team went to bed safely, promising to return soon to the solution of the problem.

It looks like that Electroneum team got some real nice rest and they started to work with IT security professionals.

We’ve enagaged the services of a security agency that works for the US Department of Defense as well as Coinbase, Spotify, Uber, Blockchain and dozens more top tech companies. We have agreed terms with Hackerone (Hackerone.com) in San Francisco, one of the world’s top security and vulnerability testing experts. Hackerone are to carry out vulnerability and and penetration testing of our platform before launch. The indicated testing timescales are three to four weeks.

Electroneum Team

Electroneum token is on the 30th place at Coinmarketcap rate. It lost about 10% in last 24 hours.

Electroneum price chart
Electroneum price chart

At the moment of press, average ETN price is $0.044717 with $228,727,405 marketcap.

Users Suspected RusGas of Scam

Reddit users have already accused RusGas of exit scam, since its behavior is much like  recent scam project Oyster Protocol
07 December 2018   97

The RusGas cryptocurrency project (RGS) demonstrates disturbing signs and releases new tokens in excess of the pre-set emission limit, Cryptovest reports. With an aggregate capitalization of $ 117, RGS trading volume for the last few days is $ 35,000. Events unfold against the backdrop of promises made by the project organizers about the upcoming restart.

Most of the RGS trade is focused on the Crex24 exchange, which has a daily  of $ 700,000. RusGas had a daily volume of several million dollars in its best days, which already then caused questions about the authenticity of this value.

According to CoinMarketCap, RGS emissions are limited to 10 billion tokens, but Etherscan indicates that currently 298 addresses contain 860 billion RGS. The rapid growth of emissions was recorded in recent days and hours. The largest wallet contains 99% of all tokens, which is probably the crex24 wallet. The developers themselves explain these movements to the next restart.

Reddit users have already accused RusGas of exit scam, since its behavior is much like  recent scam project Oyster Protocol(PRL), when the additional issue feature was used in a smart contract.

The likelihood of such an outcome is a characteristic feature of projects based on the Ethereum protocol, which allows additional emission of tokens through a smart contract at the discretion of its owner, not to mention other vulnerabilities that cost investors a lot of money.

RusGas is based on the idea of ​​using tokens and blockchains to optimize the Russian gas industry. Despite the dubiousness of the project’s mission, the data on the network indicates that in April of this year he managed to raise $ 2.2 million for ICO.