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Dusting Attack

A harmful practice known as a “dusting attack” involves sending a tiny quantity of cryptocurrency to a number of different addresses in order to deanonymize and trace user transactions. In order to learn more about users’ behaviors, the attacker wants to connect these dust transactions to real identities or larger addresses.

Dusting attacks compromise user privacy and security by being exploited for phishing efforts, blackmail, or other sorts of cyber-attacks.