Stepn, a popular crypto game, recorded multiple distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks over the weekend. The platform’s developers are still working to fix the issue – a third such occurrence.
A DDoS attack is whereby the attacker/hacker floods a server with useless online traffic to prevent users from accessing connected services and sites. These kinds of attacks are very much common in the crypto space. The DDoS attack came about when Stepn implemented the anti-cheating update, which is an important cornerstone of the platform’s long-term development.
Stepn team tweeted that they are securing the servers and recovery may take up to 12-hours. It is recommended users to take some rest during the maintenance or the work-outs may not be recorded properly. Stepn, a move-to-earn app, highlighted that its engineers are working hard to fix the problems.
Users were notified yesterday that the game was “experiencing network congestion” after it was hit with 25 million DDoS attacks in a very short period. Stepn, which calls itself a Web3 lifestyle app, has two tokens – the GST for utility and GMT for governance. Users have to buy the Solana-based NFT sneakers to play the game. They get to earn tokens when they walk or run. Basically, Stepn rewards users for moving outdoors.
The latest DDoS attack saw Stepn’s GST token slip more than 60%. There are also fears surrounding the platform’s play-to-win token model and the pull out of the Chinese market.
Stepn tweeted that it has restored the network and strengthened its servers. Data transfers have reopened and remained stable. The platform has also improved the rules and formulated processing and identification rules. Stepn apologized to its users for the inconvenience and highlighted that it has launched a double energy event. Furthermore, Stepn is working harder and more rigorously to provide its users with a better experience.