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2019-09-15 14:24:52




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Hacker partially froze the eos network and stole $110,000 in eosplay game

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2019-09-15 14:24:52

A hacker has stolen 30,000 EOS ($110,000) thanks to a bug in the decentralized EOSPlay app.

A hacker has stolen 30,000 EOS ($110,000) thanks to a bug in the decentralized EOSPlay app. The cost of the attack was just over 300 EOS ($1000), reports CryptoSlate.

 

The attacker used DeFi service EOS REX, which allows leasing network resources (RAM, CPU) from other users. The hacker filled the blocks with his transactions, ensuring a constant winning in EOSPlay.

 

The incident has already been commented on by Block.one startup CTO Dan Larimer, who is the creator of EOS.

 

"EOS is operating correctly. This is no different than when attackers flood eth or bitcoin with high fee transaction spam. The network didn’t freeze for token holders, there was just no extra bandwidth available for free use."

 

 

Some users have already criticized Larimer.

 

"The difference between this attack on EOS and a high fee spam on BTC or ETH is you can still pay more to send a transaction on BTC or ETH. Many EOS users did not have enough CPU to rent more CPU so it did freeze for them. “Operating correctly” is not the best response IMO".

 

 

Entrepreneur Jared Moore said the network was unusable for dApps and his wallet.

 

 

Another user reported an attack on EOS.

 

 

Let us remind that from July to November 2018, hackers carried out 27 attacks on decentralized applications in EOS and stole 400,000 EOS.

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