DDoSCoin: Kryptowährung für Server-Angriffe

DDoSCoin, ein Bitcoin-Klon, in dem die Rechenleistung während des Minings für DDoS-Angriffe verwendet und als Gegenleistung für die Angriffe und/oder Adressen potentieller Opfer in Bitcoins ausgezahlt wird: Meet DDoSCoin, the cryptocurrency that pays when you p0wn. Wie gemein. 😈

ddosUniversity of Colorado assistant professor Eric Wustrow and University of Michigan phD student Benjamin VanderSloot create the platform that allows TLS web servers to be targeted. Signatures are created when TLS connections are confirmed, gifting attackers another means to be paid for denial of service attacks.

The DDoSCoins could be traded in for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, the pair say. "DDoSCoin allows miners to prove that they have contributed to a distributed denial of service attack against specific target servers," the researchers write in the paper DDoSCoin: Cryptocurrency with a Malicious Proof-of-Work.

Hier das Paper: DDoSCoin: Cryptocurrency with a Malicious Proof-of-Work.

we have presented a proof-of-DDoS cryptocurrency that allows miners to prove their involvement in sending a large amount of requests to a specified victim webserver. Proof-of-DDoS can be used to replace proofof-work in a cryptocurrency setting, provided that there is consensus around what victims are valid targets. Our conceptual altcoin, DDoSCoin, provides such a consensus through two mechanisms: PAY_TO_DDOS, whereby a bounty can be set for DDoSing a given victim domain, and proof-of-stake updates to the list of valid victims.

Cryptocurrency innovation continues to produce new and useful proof-of-work replacements. Still, proving access to arbitrary resources remains a difficult challenge. In this direction, DDoSCoin delivers a novel technique for proving the use of bandwidth to a (potentially unwilling) target domain. We hope that this work encourages others to discover and innovate on novel proof-of-resource puzzles.