STEPN is also attempting to limit the number of people that can use its platform in mainland China.
In the aftermath of the platform proceeding with a major anti-cheating upgrade, Solana (SOL)-based STEPN has reported multiple DDoS assaults.
STEPN took to Twitter on June 5 to report that the platform had been hit with a number of DDoS attacks that caused it to be down for a while.
STEPN was anticipating to take and recover the servers in up to 12 hours, according to the announcement, but there has been no update for 20 hours as of writing.
On Friday, STEPN launched its anti-cheating system called “STEPN’s Model for Anti-Cheating,” or SMAC, which was swiftly targeted by hackers. The assaults came shortly after the introduction of the SMAC system.
The system aims to stop fake users and prevent people from cheating on the STEPN app to make money unfairly.
SMAC failed to identify some genuine users as bots after the upgrade, resulting in STEPN reporting on severe platform difficulties soon afterward. Other issues included network difficulties caused by a “25 million DDOS assault,” as well as the temporary inability to detect any bots on the site.
The Green Satoshi Token (GST) has not seen any critical decline over the past several days, even though the platform has had some DDoS issues. The GST has increased by 10% in the past day and is now trading at $1.04. According to CoinGecko statistics, the market capitalization of the token is $624 million.
STEP is a major move-to-earn mobile nonfungible token (NFT) game that was launched in December 2021 and offers players the ability to get tokens for walking, jogging, or running outside with an NFT sneaker. The game has two types of tokens: the GST token and the Governance Token (GMT).