It seems that PIVX, a popular private transactions crypto, may be vulnerable to attacks together with 200 other chains. According to a recent report made by Lunar Digital Assets, there is a vulnerability of the system that can be currently exploited. Every chain using PIVX or its variants is possible to be attacked this way.
Basically, the attacker could exploit this specific vulnerability in order to get impossibly high staking rewards using the proof of stake system of the network.
This is not the first that this vulnerability is exploited. As soon as the PIVX devs found out about it, they rushed to fix the issue. However, another developer, BitGreen, has noticed that the problem was being exploited once more. Someone has probably figured how to undo the progress made by the team and started to use the exploit.
People Are Accusing the PIVX Team
The situation got heated recently after some people started to claim that the PIVX team might be behind the attacks. According to critics, the team knew of the bug and did nothing about it or failed to fix it properly.
Some others criticized the team for not having a timely response for the problem and simply standing still while the problem was still out there. This led some critics to theorize whether people from the company were exploiting the bug for money and used this inside source in a malicious way.
At the moment, the PIVX team has not explained publicly why the problem was not fixed months ago.