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Wurm Online dev offers reward to track DDoS attack

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Following a DDoS attack on massively multiplayer online role-playing game Wurm Online, developer Rolf Jansson is offering a €10,000 reward to track down the party responsible.

Wurm Online was targeted shortly after its most recent update, which added new maps, trees, ship transporters and more. According to Jansson, the hosting provider "had to pull us off the grid" after the game was targeted.

"We will be back as soon as possible, but things are out of our hands since their other customers are affected," Jansson wrote. "As we wrote in a previous news post we are planning on changing hosting anyways which should improve things for the future. We can offer 10,000 Euro for any tips or evidence leading to a conviction of the person responsible for this attack."

The game is expected to come back online today.

Wurm Online, developed by Jansson and Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson, is a free-to-play title with premium options for Linux, Mac and Windows. Players explore the game's world, modify terrain and create their own items and structures.

Premium customers will be compensated for the lost time.