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[UPDATE] Minecraft Website Attacked

by Bryan Vore on Oct 21, 2010 at 09:50 AM

The official Minecraft site has been hacked by a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack. The strange thing is, the alleged perpetrator did it to get more Minecraft!

If you go to the site, it looks perfectly normal until you try to log in. Then nothing happens. This also prevents people from buying copies of the alpha version.

The MTV Multiplayer blog says the supposed culprit posted a message on the 4chan forums claiming that the attack is "a clear message of how the future of minecraft [sic] will turn out unless he gets to work, namely by influencing the amount of sales taking place, due to the attacks."

Hopefully, this mess gets cleared up soon. Stay tuned for any developments on Minecraft creator Notch's blog.

[UPDATE]

The full unedited 4chan quote courtesy of DIY Gamer:

"Minecraft is currently experiencing a stimulation provided by us.

It’s purpose is to send Notch a clear message of how the future of minecraft will turn out unless he gets to work, namely by influencing the amount of sales taking place, due to the attacks.

Start providing your customers with the updates that you promise them.

We have roughly 83,000 bots available, and preserved for this seizure, we could if we wanted to keep this going for weeks, however we have decided to give it a week, and see whether or not your attitude, and commitment will change, we believe it will when money stops rolling in for the time being…

anyhow, no we’re not from roblox, or any other minecraft clone, not to mention none of us have been around 4chan for years, and nor has any real 4channers for that matter, its all newfags now, and has been for quite a few years.”


[Thanks, o_JMan240_o, for the tip]