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WoW Classic recently suffered some prolonged DDoS attacks and Blizzard have issued a statement today clarifying that they've found a suspect and he's been arrested. The attacks took down several servers over a number of hours on the weekend of September 7th.

Blizzard LogoDDoS (source)

Hello everyone. We wanted to return to this subject and put some closure on it. As always, It is our top priority to resolve any issues that prevent players from having a smooth gameplay experience.

Immediately after the Distributed Denial of Service attacks against our game service began, the Blizzard Security Team worked around the clock with local and international law enforcement agencies to track down the source of the DDoS. It is our understanding that, within a few days, authorities were able to successfully identify and arrest a suspect.

We really appreciate your patience and understanding.

Here's the original blue post on the weekend in question:

Blizzard Logoa (source)

Today, Saturday, September 7, the World of Warcraft service has been negatively impacted by an ongoing distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. For several hours today, we’ve repeatedly seen WoW realms targeted and taken offline by the attacker(s).

It is our top priority to resolve any issues that prevent players from being able to smoothly play World of Warcraft. However, it is the nature of DDoS attacks that players may experience the game becoming unavailable. If you are disconnected or have issues logging in, please be patient and wait a few minutes before trying again.

We will continue to work to address the situation.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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12 minutes ago, Valhalen said:

I really can't understand why people do that. What do they gain by performing DDoS attacks?

Spite along with gaining an an advantage over those that played Classic and or Live for gear purposes or trying to hack other players' account info to drain the accounts dry of gold or credit card info.

I'm glad they found the person doing the attack.

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1 hour ago, Valhalen said:

I really can't understand why people do that. What do they gain by performing DDoS attacks?

Bragging rights amongst the other basement-dwelling virgins he hangs around with.

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6 hours ago, Monlyth said:

I can criticize Blizzard for a lot of things, but I am glad that they take this kind of thing seriously. Asshats like this deserve no less.

It's natural to take money related stuff seriously

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I simply don't trust them.

  1. You must have a power to kill AKAMAI, OVH and other service provides;
  2. All service providers (and even Blizzard got it) got sink holes for DDoS attacks and they've got the most powerful defense system;
  3. Nobody is so powerful to kill service provides from own computer. You just don't have enough power to do it. It has to be complex system.
  4. Nobody is so stupid to run DDoS attack from own computer, connected to own internet provider without having at least VPN connection.

It's really strange that DDoS attacks are being done only in main peaks and during important events, right? I suppose someone is lying to own players and don't have enough infrastructure power to keep up with all the things. GG Blizz.

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4 hours ago, Sabejnos said:

Nobody is so powerful to kill service provides from own computer. You just don't have enough power to do it. It has to be complex system.

That's what makes it a DDoS.

4 hours ago, Sabejnos said:

Nobody is so stupid to run DDoS attack from own computer, connected to own internet provider without having at least VPN connection.

A VPN might be enough for general web browsing or the occasional torrent, but if you think law enforcement won't get you if you pull some real stuff like this, you are mistaken.

4 hours ago, Sabejnos said:

It's really strange that DDoS attacks are being done only in main peaks and during important events, right?

Is it really that strange if the whole point is to inconvenience as many people as possible? Like, if you want to get people stuck in traffic, would you do it on a car-free Sunday?

4 hours ago, Sabejnos said:

I suppose someone is lying to own players and don't have enough infrastructure power to keep up with all the things. GG Blizz.

You better get some fullbody tinfoil armor, I don't think a hat will be enough.

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36 minutes ago, jinsu2301 said:

You better get some fullbody tinfoil armor, I don't think a hat will be enough.

Typical Blizzard fanboi. Enjoy their stupid excuses and lame blue posts about being DDoS. ?

 

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2 hours ago, Sabejnos said:

Typical Blizzard fanboi. Enjoy their stupid excuses and lame blue posts about being DDoS. ?

 

So is he still a Blizzard fanboi when Xbox Live, PSN, other online service providers like Facebook and Netflix have all had successful DDoS attacks against them for similar reasons that he stated? Or is he just more knowledgeable than you at what/why people DDoS and you'd rather just call names than learn a bit about it...

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9 hours ago, Enryu said:

It's natural to take money related stuff seriously

Sure, but there are plenty of companies that simply don't put in the effort to address cheaters, DDoSers, and other such nonsense. Like Valve, who is content to allow aimbotters to dominate CS:GO and Team Fortress 2, only putting forth the bare minimum amount of effort to stop them, relying on an outdated and ineffective anti-cheat system.

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15 hours ago, Monlyth said:

Sure, but there are plenty of companies that simply don't put in the effort to address cheaters, DDoSers, and other such nonsense. Like Valve, who is content to allow aimbotters to dominate CS:GO and Team Fortress 2, only putting forth the bare minimum amount of effort to stop them, relying on an outdated and ineffective anti-cheat system.

But they did show some harsh punishment in Dota2 though.

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19 hours ago, Sabejnos said:

Typical Blizzard fanboi. Enjoy their stupid excuses and lame blue posts about being DDoS. ?

 

You really got the trollfactor up here. 

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