A Minecraft hack affecting children in Quebec has forced the province to ban a popular Minecraft game.
The Minecraft hacking incident has affected more than 700,000 players around the world and has been dubbed the largest internet attack in history.
The game has a large community of players, who create content to compete in online multiplayer games.
“I was surprised and sad and disappointed,” said Jean-François Dumont, a Quebec City-based developer of the game, which was created by a team of four friends.
“It’s a lot of fun, but there are some very serious issues,” he said.
In response, Quebec’s Public Health Agency said it is working with the Minecraft community to develop a plan to help prevent future attacks.
“We’re working with them to implement a program that will make it easier for them to get through these types of attacks,” said spokesman Michael Pate.
“I think that this will make sure that there will be no more attacks.”
Quebec has a population of more than 1.3 million, with roughly 60 per cent of the population living in Quebec City.
The province is home to more than 50 per cent Jewish and other religious groups.