DDOS attacks have been a constant thorn in the side of STEEM blockchain and are responsible for crippling many nodes. The recent attack is an example of what can happen when these DDOS criminals get access to new tools that allow them to overwhelm any given network.

A DDOS assault on the servers of STEPN, a popular Solana-based move-to-earn program, has once again found itself on the receiving end of malicious activities.

On June 5, the network was affected by a large inflow of bot activity, preventing legitimate users from accessing the servers and playing in the game. As a consequence, STEPN encouraged its members to take a pause from their subsidized exercise program while they sought a solution.

STEPN predicted that the recovery would take between one and twelve hours, according to its own Twitter post. However, it took them more than 24 hours to be convinced in its stability. Hopefully, everything is back to normal now, and its members may resume their exercise routines without delay.

1/2 In the last several hours, we’ve been subjected to many DDOS attempts. It might take anything from 1 to 12 hours to secure the servers and restore them. We suggest that you take a break during the maintenance, otherwise the workouts may not be correctly recorded.

June 5, 2022 — STEPN | Public Beta Phase IV (@Stepnofficial)

Three similar assaults on STEPN’s network have occurred in the previous three months, each of which bombarded its servers with up to 25 million bots in a short period of time, creating substantial issues for the Web3 lifestyle application. However, the source of the assaults’ purpose is unknown. STEPN should, despite this, presume that more will follow and take preventative steps.