Tron announces critical vulnerability
Related to: https://airdropalert.com/bittorrent-airdrop
Published On : 2019-05-07 13:07:08
The disclosure explains an attacker could execute a distributed denial of service attack (DDOS) on the TRX network.
A quote from the disclosure:
“Using a single machine an attacker could send DDOS attack to all or 51% of the SR node and render Tron network unusable or make it unavailable.”
The security researcher who reported the bug got rewarded a bounty of $ 1500.
To fix the vulnerability another hard fork was not necessary, leaving the common users fairly unbothered with the event.
On May 11th holders of Tron will receive their monthly BTT airdrop. BitTorrent is acquired by the Tron Foundation early 2019 and has been on a full-blown marketing campaign ever since they introduced their IEO of the BTT token on Binance.