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

What A DDOS Attack On A Website/Game Actually Looks Like

A favourite tool of hackers and other forms of online troublemaker, the DDOS - Distributed Denial of Service - attack is something we see a lot of in video games, whether it be people trying to take down a company's website or even, in some cases, crash the games themselves. » 4/28/13 9:00pm 4/28/13 9:00pm