Are you renting? Decentralize your contracts and protect yourself against sybil attacks with Decentralizer.
Hosting farms represent multiple Sia hosts in the same geolocation. Most of the times they are formed by a single entity
controlling all of them. They represent a hazard for the renters and the whole network alike as they reduce the security of
the stored data by reducing data spread. They can also represent an entity attempting to perform a sybil attack aimed to
control the data of renters, denying afterwards its access or requesting an ransom.
SiaStats tracks these farms thanks to geolocation, temporal association and other undisclosed algorithms. Changes in geolocation and/or
IPs are shown if they took place in the past, and represent possible suspicious activity. Hosts who attempt to tamper SiaStats by
preventing its monitoring are detected nevertheless and this event is shown as an alert. This tampering could represent extremely
suspicious intentions of the farm operator.