BitMEX CTO reveals that a botnet’s sophisticated DDOS attack caused their site's downtime last week

posted 10 months ago
Earlier today, BitMEX founder Arthur Hayes said BitMEX received 'questions and concerns' about why the platform went down twice, during the end of recent sharp price decline.

The CTO of the platform, Samuel Reed, disclosed that BitMEX suffered two attacks from a botnet. Thus, the service halted operations. He went on to say ‘We're making systemic changes on our backend to ensure this can't happen again, and re-reviewing older systems to simplify, de-couple, isolate, and improve performance.’
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