The blockchain-based “move-to-earn” fitness app, STEPN, has reportedly been facing multiple denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks over the weekend.
On June 4th, STEPN put out a new update for the game’s anti-cheat feature. The game was experiencing “network congestion” after being bombarded with 25 million DDoS attacks in a short period, and some users were detected as bots.
Some users were kicked off the platform because of this.
The game, STEPN, recently announced it would remove GPS support in China to comply with regulations, and had to be taken into maintenance for several hours to implement the upgrade.
STEPN reported that the network had been restored and that “data transfers have resumed and remain stable,” assuring its users that everything was back to normal.
The company apologised for the inconvenience and announced a “double energy event” up to a maximum of 20 energy to ease the process of earning more and recovering any temporary losses.
However, on June 5th, STEPN tweeted once more, saying, “We have been under multiple DDOS attacks in the past hours. Securing the servers and recovery may take anywhere from 1 to 12 hours. We recommend you take some rest during the maintenance or otherwise the work-outs may not be recorded properly.”