Solana Network Temporarily Down Again After Another DDoS Attack

By José Oramas January 06, 2022 In Crypto News, Hackers, Social media, Solana

High-performance network Solana has suffered another DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack, specifically at 2:00 am (UTC+8) on January 4:

This is just another of the many exploits Solana has sustained in recent weeks. On December 14, Solana suffered a DDoS attack that jammed the network and caused huge transaction delays.

Outrage Among the SOL Community

The network appears to be back up again following the latest incident, but the continued breaches have caused outrage in the SOL community, who are now complaining en masse about how vulnerable the network is.

SOL users have expressed their outrage on Twitter and Reddit. One Redditor, angry for the constant delay, claimed that Solana Status has been lying to its users, insisting the network has been working “completely fine” and that the delay problems might be related to slow internet connections.


Turns out status dot solana page is lying to its own users. If you go into the Solana official groups, you can see dozens of people complaining about failing transactions, missing balances, transactions not being processed, etc. Users are repeatedly questioning the validity of the status dot solana page that shows 100 percent uptime even when the network was down, and even Coinbase flagged it as down.

Reddit user

‘Slowdown’, Not a Crash

Some users have said that this is just another slowdown instead of a crash. Crypto exchange Coinbase warned users that the SOL network had experienced a momentary downgraded performance with failed transactions that could be retried:

Whatever the cause, most users are complaining about lack of decentralisation and a dearth of security measures in the network.

José Oramas

José Oramas

José is a journalist and translator with a keen interest in blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

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