An OKEx spokesperson told The Block that the attack was aimed at disrupting normal exchange server traffic with massive amounts of traffic. Jay Hao – CEO of OKEx, described the attack as “large scale,” saying that the competitors were behind the move.
The OKEx support team detected the attack and responded “quickly” to fix the problem, an OKEx representative said. “With our 24/7 technical support and supervision, it was properly handled within a short period of time, and no customers were affected.”
“We will continue to be well prepared in user protection,” the spokesperson added.
Crypto derivatives exchange Bitfinex also became the target of a similar attack today. Paolo Ardoino – CTO of Bitfinex, said the attack was “very sophisticated”, the attacker had “careful preparation”.
“All money remains safe from all attacks and high transaction performance has now been completely reset,” Ardoino added.
In the past, there have been a number of cryptocurrency exchanges that were targets for DDoS attacks, including Huobi and the BTC-e platform – which no longer exists. The US government shut down BTC-e in 2017 on charges of money laundering and at the same time arrested the suspicious exchange operator Alexander Vinnik. Last month, Vinnik was also charged by the French authorities on several charges, including extortion and money laundering.
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