Dear IOST Community,
We were very impressed with the enthusiastic response to our Community Hub Referral Program. More than 500,000 users from over 150 countries signed up for the Community Hub — we couldn’t have hoped for more amazing results!
While the IOST Community Hub Referral Program has been a roaring success, we have detected an an extremely abnormal amount of traffic — largely caused by hackers attempting to spam the network. This traffic caused tremendous pressure on the server and upon inspection of our database, it became clear that a small number of malicious users accumulated a large portion of the referrals in a short period of time. The high volume of malicious traffic also affected our real users and many of the technical difficulties we’ve been working through over the last 4 days.
Due to the extremely high volume of fake traffic and in order to ensure that these hackers are not able to claim the prizes meant for our community, we have decided to close the referral program slightly earlier, at 10am on July 28th (GMT+8). By closing the referral program at this time, we will be able to sort through the results to remove cheaters and ensure that our incredible community receives their rewards as quickly as possible!...
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