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Wurm Online team offering $13K bounty for DDoS attacker

The Swedish MMORPG has been offline for days due to an ongoing DDoS attack by an unknown assailant, and developer Code Club AB is offering a 10,000 Euro reward for info on those responsible.

Alex Wawro

February 20, 2014

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Swedish MMORPG Wurm Online has been offline for days due to an ongoing distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack by an unknown assailant, and developer Code Club AB is offering a 10,000 Euro (roughly $13,700 USD at current exchange rates) reward for tips or evidence leading to the conviction of those responsible. As Gamasutra understands it, DDoS attacks haven been rendered illegal in Sweden since 2007. Similar laws exist in the United Kingdom, the U.S. and other countries. The Wurm Online servers came under fire shortly after the game was updated to version 1.2 on Tuesday, February 18. The servers were taken offline shortly thereafter and have remained offline since, though the developers have announced plans to move the game to servers hosted by a different company. Markus Persson and Rolf Jansson started developing the game in 2003, and it has been continually updated since its initial release in 2006 despite Persson's decision to move on from the project in 2007 and work on other games, including the phenomenally successful Minecraft.

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