04 Apr '13, 4am

Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox says technical problems are result of major DDoS attack

As far as preventing the attacks, Mt. Gox says there isn’t much it can do other than disconnect the trade engine backend from the internet, a partial fix that would allow selected users to continue to trade even if the site were hit with another DDoS attack. Mt. Gox's marketing manager, Gonzague Gay-Bouchery tells us that "some partners" would "have the possibility to get a direct connection to our data center to access our trade engine," which he describes as similar to solutions implemented by major exchanges like Nasdaq. "This will of course not solve the DDoS problem or lag that you may see if someone is targeting us," he explains, "but for these partners and users using them their trades will not be affected."

Full article: http://www.theverge.com/2013/4/4/4181726/bitcoin-exchange...

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