Corpus ID: 102350779

Exploring the Attack Surface of Blockchain: A Systematic Overview

  title={Exploring the Attack Surface of Blockchain: A Systematic Overview},
  author={Muhammad Saad and Jeffrey Spaulding and Laurent Njilla and C. Kamhoua and Sachin Shetty and DaeHun Nyang and Aziz Mohaisen},
  • Muhammad Saad, Jeffrey Spaulding, +4 authors Aziz Mohaisen
  • Published 2019
  • Computer Science
  • ArXiv
  • In this paper, we systematically explore the attack surface of the Blockchain technology, with an emphasis on public Blockchains. [...] Key Method To each of those contributing factors, we outline several attacks, including selfish mining, the 51% attack, Domain Name System (DNS) attacks, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, consensus delay (due to selfish behavior or distributed denial-of-service attacks), Blockchain forks, orphaned and stale blocks, block ingestion, wallet thefts, smart contract…Expand Abstract
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