My understanding is as follows:
- Close group all look over the same data (raid 1-ish across group drives)
- Close group is all connected to each other - knowing every member ip.
If that’s true the attack would be as follows:
Use my small/medium botnet to low-key ddos my group. Not enough to knock them off, just delay their response time so that I’m first to respond to requests for chunks and claim my farm attempt. Repeat for as many nodes I have / groups I’m in.
EDIT: Adding this to the top post because I think it’s even more important than my initial scheme.
From further down the post - by @neo :
But as an attack vector this is very plausible.
- just take out all the nodes in the section with a large botnet.
- Take out some of the elders so that a bad actor node has a better chance of being promoted to elder status.
which brings up another possible attack. My original idea was to maximize safecoin generation. However, this brings up the idea of getting elders kicked out so you get promoted faster. Bit more of a long con, however, if over time you can greatly increase the chance of getting your nodes promoted to elders. A way worse situation than someone getting more safecoin than they deserve.