On Thursday, a significant slowdown occurred in transaction speeds on Solana network, causing users to worry about another DDoS attack. The blockchain service provider GensysGo reminded users that “This is blockchain. If your txn ID went through then it’s not lost, just pending. Growing pains is all!”
The #Solana validator network is experiencing issues this morning. TPS issues as the network works to process txn requests.
Remember, this is blockchain ? If your txn ID went through then it’s not lost, just pending. Growing pains is all! pic.twitter.com/2Zfagq092M
— GenesysGo.sol – Shadowy Super Coder DAO (@GenesysGo) December 9, 2021
Solana might have been hit by a DDoS attack
One way or another, this is the second incident since September, that is why investors are becoming nervous about the security of the network. It was around 15:00 GMT on Thursday, when news of the word of a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack first came to light.
Then, Solana NFT platform Blockasset has sent a tweet telling that it was informed about the long token distribution processes. They also told that the situation was due to a DDoS attack. Blockasset deleted the tweet although, some users posted about the event on Reddit. Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are usually attempts to disrupt the normal activity of a site by flooding it with web traffic.
As of now, the Solana Foundation has not responded to the incident yet and according to the users of the platform current status of the website is normal.
There have been a few confirmed low-level attacks flooding the network on September 14. After the Solana developers shut down the network in response to the September attack, they were accused of being highly centralized.