article Disneys Minecraft server, the source for the game’s online servers, has been hacked, causing the servers to crash.
“It’s been reported that a Minecraft server has been compromised,” New Scientist reported.
The servers crashed shortly after 8 a.m.
GMT on Friday, New Scientist said, and it is unclear if the game is still available.
The news follows a string of server problems that have plagued Minecraft since it was released in late 2010.
Earlier this year, a security researcher discovered that the game was using a “dictionary” to connect to the Internet, leading to the server crashing on the first login attempt.
The game also crashed when it connected to a third-party server, leading players to create fake accounts and install the game on their own computers.