When we implement Raft for a decentralised public ledger a single node can easily take over the control of a full cluster by spinning thousands of nodes and making them to elect the malicious node as a leader. What is the name of this attack in security terms?

  • Are you referring to a Sybil attack?
    – Mike D
    May 15, 2018 at 10:14
  • I was not sure, thats why asked for the name describing the scenario. In sybil attack, a single node forge identities to appear as multiple node. But here a single node is spinning lot of nodes. Is it different or the same?
    – Minisha
    May 15, 2018 at 11:25


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