Web3 gaming protocol Stepn has suffered several distributed denial-of-service attacks after it unveiled an anti-cheating upgrade.
The project’s developers have announced that they are seeking to secure and recover the servers within 12 hours, with an update set to be released once complete.
The DDoS attack was announced when the gaming company reported significant platform issues after rolling out the upgrade, where SMAC identified legitimate users as bots.
The news follows an announcement by Solana-based protocol that it will cease operating in mainland China from next month.
Stepn is a move-to-earn mobile non-fungible token gaming platform unveiled in 2021, where users can earn tokens by walking, jogging, or running outdoors with NFT sneakers. The game is powered by two cryptocurrencies, GST and GMT.
Stepn’s anti-cheating model, also called SMAC, is designed to remove fake users from the platform and prevent fraudulent motion data on the Stepn app for fair profitability.
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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.