Hi there, I’m Viet York. My journey started with a passion for connecting people in virtual worlds, and it has evolved into a quest to make those connections secure and enduring.
Back in 2012, at the tender age of 20, I founded Waffle Minecraft. It quickly grew into one of the earliest and most thriving Minecraft servers worldwide, hosting nearly 1,000 players in a bustling digital ecosystem. We were unwittingly crafting a precursor to what we now know as the “metaverse” – a concept that was hardly more than a sci-fi dream back then. Our little server even made it into Andrew’s high school newspaper, a nod to the burgeoning potential of virtual worlds.
But with great success came great challenges. We became the target of persistent DDoS attacks, a harsh reality that threatened to dismantle our digital community. I poured resources into various protection measures, but it wasn’t until I rolled up my sleeves and developed a bespoke solution that we truly fortified our world.
This experience was more than a lesson; it was a revelation. Over the years, as I spoke with game server owners, streamers, and builders of emerging metaverses, it became evident that DDoS threats were not just our problem, but a widespread menace in the digital world. This led to the birth of Lectron – a venture to democratize DDoS protection, making it accessible, efficient, and affordable for guardians of digital realms.
Today, as we stand at the cusp of a new era of the internet, where virtual and real worlds blend, the challenges are more complex than ever. At Lectron, we’ve made some difficult decisions to phase out our DDoS protection brand and realign our resources towards AI-driven solutions. This pivot is not just about adapting to change; it’s about leading it. We’re committed to harnessing AI not just to protect, but to empower and enhance digital experiences.
Our journey has been about constant evolution, learning, and an unyielding commitment to our community. As we embark on this new chapter, I want to express my deepest gratitude to all who have been part of our story. Your trust, support, and feedback have been our guiding stars.
Here’s to the future – a future where every digital interaction is secure, seamless, and enriched by the limitless possibilities of AI.