I read about this privacy attack to the BTC network : https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/193/how-do-i-see-the-ip-address-of-a-bitcoin-transaction

It is based on network observation from a malicious node. Is that possible in the ETH network as well?

As far as i understand, when your node initiates a transaction, it sends a specific "create transaction" request to its peers, which then know everything about that transaction ( so input / output addresses too) as well as the IP of your node.

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    But, how an attacker can track this transaction to know the IP address for example ? as I know the IP address is encaplulated in the brodcasting message, only the nodes can read it, and there is no way to know the IP address from outside the node.
    – arafat877
    Commented Mar 24, 2021 at 0:16

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Yes. An attack on Ethereum of this nature can be executed in the exact same way.

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