Lightning nodes are getting DDOS’ed, rumor is that someone from the 2x effort known as “BitPico” has taken credit for this. The Lightning services I’ve deployed have been attacked from the start, with botnets, etc. Deploying in adversarial conditions, decentralization is hard.

Lightning nodes are getting DDOS'ed, rumor is that someone from the 2x effort known as "BitPico" has taken credit for this. The Lightning services I've deployed have been attacked from the start, with botnets, etc. Deploying in adversarial conditions, decentralization is hard. submitted by /u/GalacticCannibalism
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What if the first node I connect to when starting up mine for the first time is compromised in some way. Then I start downloading the blockchain from him and I am never on the real Bitcoin network. How is this prevented from happening? How would I know that this has happend? I am considering switching to Bitcoin Core from Electrum and this though came to me.

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