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article imageMinecraft Denmark map attacked

By Tim Sandle     May 9, 2014 in Technology
A virtual replica of the entire landmass of Denmark, created on Minecraft to help educate children, has been disrupted by "cyber vandals".
As the Digital Journal reported last month, the entire land mass of Denmark has been recreated, to scale, within the virtual world of the computer game Minecraft. The re-imaging has been endorsed by the Danish government.
After only a few weeks on-line, news has come in that the virtual map has been hacked an attacked. Small portions of it were blown up, despite a ban by its creators, the Danish Geodata Agency (DGA), on the use of "dynamite", according to the fan site minecraftforum.net.
Minecraft was launched in 2009 for PC and is now available on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Some 100 million gamers have registered on its official website, making the company $240 million in revenue in 2012. According to The Independent, the game allows users to build with pixelated blocks using a range of materials onto an online landscape.
It is not known whether the damaged landscape will be re-built.
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