At this point I've given up any hope.
I've tried syncing with
geth --fast --cache=1024. I have ~99% synchronization and the remaining ~1% (the last 1000-2000 blocks) is taking forever.
With Parity 1.3.9
--geth I've gotten to a block ~2 420 000 with a rate 200 blocks/second (it took just a couple of hours) and after this point I'm getting 0-1 blocks/second.
What's the problem? Does it have to do with the ongoing attacks or is it the result of the previous attacks that bloated the blockchain? Or is it something else?