The server has been reverted back to April 7th, any changes made since then have been deleted, this means your level, gold, rating have been reverted back to what they were on April 7th. If you registered an account after then it has been deleted. Due to this issue we will be taking a couple of steps to bring the game back to normal as soon as possible:
- If your account was deleted, please remake it.
- If you lost diamonds obtained by donating or by participating in events they will be restored. Donation diamonds will be restored, if you do no get your diamonds back in the following 24 hours then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know your in-game username along with the PayPal email or receipt ID. For event rewards please contact the event host, this will usually be Yugi, Krauss or *Luna*.
- We will release an update next week, we plan to do a special event and award triple XP, Gold and other stats for 2 weeks starting with the update, this should help everyone earn their items back as quickly as possible.
- The servers may go down for a few hours next week so that we can apply additional security patches next week.
The database had to be restored due to a WNCRY Ransomware attack. Our server uses a Windows operating system and it was one of many that were affected by this, other high profile targets include the UK National Health Service; various telecom companies around the world, Russian Interior Ministry and FedEx. Ransomware works by encrypting files on a system and asking the user for a ransom in order to decrypt the files. We highly recommend updating your Windows and enabling automatic updates, if you are using Windows XP then please upgrade to Windows 7 or later as Windows XP is no longer officially supported by Microsoft. Antiviruses are usually not able to protect your computer against zero day vulnerabilities.