Crypto game STEPN has been hit with several distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks over the weekend, marking the third attack in three months.
STEPN, the Web3 lifestyle app that uses Solana non-fungible tokens (NFTs) was hit with 25 million DDoS attacks in total. Users were notified yesterday of the game experiencing a “network congestion”.
STEPN app developers are still working to fix the issue according to the company’s Twitter page.
A number of tweets were published on the page to set the record straight, one stated: “We have been under multiple DDoS attacks in the past hours, securing the servers and recovery may take anywhere from 1 to 12 hours”.
Another read: “We recommend you take some rest during the maintenance or otherwise the workouts may not be recorded properly. Our engineers are working hard to fix the problems.”
DDoS attacks are extremely common in the crypto space. A typical attack is usually orchestrated by malicious actors attempting to bring down a website by overloading it with traffic.
Hackers have attempted to bring down STEPN several times. In both in April and May the app made announcements of similar DDoS attacks to the system.
A ‘move-to-earn’ app like STEPN sees its users rewarded for their movement outdoors. To enjoy the game, players must first purchase Solana-based NFT sneakers, and in turn, earn tokens once out and about; running or walking.
If you want to use your crypto safely and recreationally, you can do so by visiting crypto gaming websites such as 1xBit, FortuneJack or Bitcasino.