FortressCraft site hit with DDOS attack on Minecraft 360 launch day

Is this mere coincidence? Or coordinated attack?

Adam Sawkins, creator of the number one selling Xbox Live Indie Game of all-time, FortressCraft, had some choice words for Minecraft-creator and internet-celebrity Markus Persson and his online followers today after revelations that FortressCraft's website had been the subject of aDDOSattack.

"F**k you and your 'community', @Notch," Sawkins tweeted in the wake of the attack.

Sawkins has repeatedly been the focus of ire in the Minecraft community due to allegations that he cloned the Minecraft concept for FortressCraft (which subsequently made him quite wealthy.)

Sawkins has denied those claims, saying that FortressCraft borrows nothing more from Minecraft than Minecraft borrow from its own predecessors.

"We know *who* it was, but sadly we didn't get a note in the post saying WHY," Sawkins said to Eurogamer after the attack. "We've sailed over our cap for the month so far, and are going through the process of talking to the police about it.

"Under British law, yes [the police can act on the attack]. Hacking is a fairly serious crime over here, and it's not a personal site, it's a business site. Loss of earnings, all that crap. I personally wouldn't have bothered, but the guy who does my website is FLAMING over it!"

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