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Ethereum Developers Stymie Blockchain Spammer's New Attack

• http://www.coindesk.com

An unknown attacker that previously disrupted operations on the ethereum blockchain returned today, but so far to limited effect.

In an effort that was reminiscent of attempts last year that succeeded in slowing down activity on network, the owner of an address associated with the wave of spam attacks is sending commands meant to use up 'gas', ethereum's unit of computational power.

However, in what's perhaps a sign of how far developers have progressed in the last year, the attack was quickly spotted by the community.

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