I was checking out Sy’s stats earlier today and checked out the leader board.
I’d like to know who this is: AQXUSoBLto8s85nQJdFDC4yUqaCzbjKp8b
The reason I am curious is that their balance has increased by about $1000.00 U.S. in 24 hours and they are taking high percentages of each share as compared to the other users. I have pasted the stats below and would like to know how they are getting such a high portion of the share.
Interesting. By botnet you mean they have malware distributed that is working and sending to their address? This seems a little shady. I was thinking it was some type of skimmer. Maybe taking a little of everybody’s stake. Shady either way I guess.
I’m very new to the whole cryptocurrency world and am trying to learn the ropes.
[quote=“Gilligan, post:6, topic:431”]Yes, they will become rich but isn’t that bad for the community as a whole? If this botnet is detected and they see that it is going back to our server won’t they attempt to shut down our server?[/quote]Coins can’t be “shut down.” That is the whole point of decentralization. No one server or miner controls the network.
I really think it is a botnet. If someone would have got an ASIC or an GPU Farm workig with it, he would do solo mining. Pool mining is better for botnets, since it much less administrative effort needed to gather the mined coins. You just have to rollout the miner and start it with the needed parameters. Also since of it anonymous approach, beeeeer.org is the best joice for a botnet.
I’d argue the opposite. If someone has a GPU miner working… let’s say 50,000 primes/s just for the sake of putting a number on it, they’re going to make a lot of money either way - pool or solo. But if they’re part of a pool, they’re leveraging the power of the pool to their advantage. They’re the single largest entity in the pool, meaning they’ll get the lion’s share each time, which will be more frequent than if they’re solo mining.
30% of the block reward with something like 30% of all blocks mined (I think xolo said that’s what were getting a few days ago as a pool) is greater than getting 100% of the block reward for maybe 5% of blocks.
If I had a GPU/ASIC miner for primecoin, I’d stick it in a pool and be laughing.
But I agree that it’s a botnet. I posted a link in the beer thread to an article by arstechnica - a honeytrap computer was hijacked by an attacker who used it for primecoin and bitcoin mining.
Edit: Sorry, didn’t realise this was an old thread.