Vertcoin cryptocurrency hit with 51% attack again, but this time the attacker lost money

Vertcoin cryptocurrency hit with 51% attack again, but this time the attacker lost money | Finder

Vertcoin has been struck by a 51% attack, again, almost a year to the day after its last large 51% attack. A 51% attack is one of the few techniques for “hacking” a blockchain. How a 51% attack works Essentially, an attacker secretly forks a blockchain and then starts mining their own secret chain.