Move-to-earn platform Stepn allows its users to earn tokens as a result of noting their physical activity has come under the heat of cyber warfare. The network management recently faced a massive backlash on social media for announcing its departure from Chinese territory, citing regulatory compliance.
On the other hand, the developers at Stepn are also working on decreasing spam bots and cheating options on the blockchain-backed application. The network uses the Solana blockchain as a host for its activities. Recently the management of Stepn reported an issue with the operations of the application citing a DDoS attack that was followed by a system update.
Stepn’s official Twitter account recently posted an update about a series of DDoS attacks on the dApps platform. The management further reported to its users that the developers are working on recovering the servers and securing the parameters. As per the latest distress tweet, it can take somewhere from 1 to 2 hours for the application to recover.
The developers also advised the users to take some rest while the dApp was under maintenance to ensure that their workouts did not go unrecorded. It is worth noting that a DDoS attack is often incited to overload the servers of an application to hinder its operations.
The users were expecting the issue to be resolved within 12 hours; however, it has been 20 hours without any positive update from the Stepn management.
Stepn Faces Cyber Attack After Introducing New Upgrade
Citing the delay in the repairs, Stepn management has posted a new message for its users claiming that the engineers of the team are still working to resolve the issue, and the users will receive an update as soon as the matter is resolved. The DDoS attack affected the network shortly after Stepn introduced its anti-cheating upgrade called SMAC on the platform.
The objective of SMAC is to detect and eliminate bots and other cheating methods such as fake identities from the application. Stepn native token called the Green Satoshi Token or GST has remained in the trenches for a while.
However, following the DDoS attack, the GST prices were appreciated by 10% intraday. As per CoinGecko, GST market value is at $1.04 per unit, with the total market cap rising to $624 million.