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WoW Classic DDOS Attack Suspect Found and Arrested

Posted by Poorna Shankar on Sep 19, 2019  | Comments

WoW Classic DDOS Attack Suspect Found and Arrested - MMORPG.com

Worry not, fellow WoW Classic gamer, as the recent DDOS attack suspect has apparently been arrested, according to Blizzard via Icy-Veins.

In case you missed it, these WoW Classic attacks decimated servers over the weekend of September 7. Blizzard issued the following statement regarding the original attack:

“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.”

And here is their update on the arrest of the attack suspect:

“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.”

Poorna Shankar / A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.
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