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For The First Time, A Banned League Of Legends Pro Gets Second Chance

Last night, Riot put out an update about the status of several high-profile League of Legends players who’ve been suspended or banned from the game due to their toxic behavior. Buried in the details was an interesting detail: in an unprecedented move, one player’s permaban from competitive play was removed entirely. » 4/01/15 1:30pm 4/01/15 1:30pm

The White House Is Now Taking Steps To Fight DDoS Attacks

Last month, attackers took down the PlayStation Network for several days, embarrassing Sony and leaving tons and tons of gamers unable to feed their Destiny addictions for almost a week. This is all thanks to what's called a Distributed Denial of Service attack, where a person or a group of people send an inflated… » 1/14/15 2:36pm 1/14/15 2:36pm

How EA, League of Legends & Battle.net Were Brought Down By Attacks

Last week, a group calling themselves DERP launched DDoS attacks on the servers of a number of the world's biggest games (and games companies). It seemed like an awfully big list of victims for such a simple and ancient form of attack, but as Ars Technica explain, there was a bit more to it than that. » 1/09/14 11:00pm 1/09/14 11:00pm

Top Smash Bros. Fan Sites Knocked Offline, Hackers Blamed

Having a single website go down isn't so unusual. But in this case, bizarrely, the Smash Bros community has allegedly become a target for multiple distributed denial of service attacks (which disable a website's server with high traffic). Meaning, we're not just dealing with one downed website. We're dealing with… » 8/28/13 3:00pm 8/28/13 3:00pm