Cardano (ADA) counters a major security attack, guarantees network stability

The Cardano (ADA) network encountered a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack late on Tuesday.

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The perpetrators intended to steal assets staked on the blockchain.

The attackers wanted to disrupt services by overwhelming the ADA network with massive spam transactions.

Details show the incident began at block 10,487,530, where each transaction executed 194 smart contracts.

The hacker spent 0.9 ADA for each transfer and filed blocks with immense transactions to overwhelm the blockchain.

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Nevertheless, the network faced no damage as developers successfully mitigated the incident.  

The Cardano blockchain remains fully operational and guarantees stability in the coming times.


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The founder of Cardano development Anastasia, Philip Disarro, discovered the network issue.

Dissaro deregistered the attacker’s stake credentials, thus stopping the attack.

Moreover, the developers retrieved some assets from the perpetrator.

The latest incident highlighted Cardano’s robustness, as the blockchain maintained operations without downtimes.

The ability to thwart such attacks demonstrates Cardano’s state-of-the-art security measures and developer efficiency.

Furthermore, the attack underscores the need for strict security measures. Also, it reveals the benefits of regularly checking blockchain and timely response to any threats.


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While Cardano positions itself as a reliable and secure network, it has its share of cyber threats.

The best thing is attacks on the ADA blockchain are somewhat uncommon compared to other leading platforms.

Cardano has experienced various security attacks (in the past), though it’s yet to suffer immensely.

Fraudsters attempted to steal user funds and private keys in 2020.

However, developers and the community discovered and addressed the threats quickly.

Cardano’s strict development procedure and peer-reviewed research ensure that developers identify and fix any issue before the damage.

Indeed, it seems challenging to orchestrate a successful hack on the Cardano blockchain.


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While hacking incidents triggered wild bearish moves in the crypto market, Cardano displayed strength following the latest event.

ADA traded at $0.3884 during this publication, down 0.53% over the past day.

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Nevertheless, the alt will likely dip further before continuing its upward moves.

The Relative Strength Index at 38.79 suggests imminent oversold conditions.

Also, the Moving Average Convergence Divergence indicates potential dips in the near term.

The altcoin’s steady performance showcases Cardano’s resilience when faced with cyber threats.