Blizzard hit with DDoS attack disrupting play for gamers – ZDNet

Blizzard hit with DDoS attack disrupting play for gamers – ZDNet

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Blizzard Entertainment was hit with a denial-of-service attack on Sunday that knocked its Battle.net servers offline.

 

“We are currently monitoring a DDOS attack against network providers which is affecting latency/connections to our games,” Blizzard wrote in a tweet.

Battle.net runs many of Blizzard’s popular games, including Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, and more.

Gamers took to social media with frustration, as VentureBeat points out it was the third time Blizzard’s servers have gone down in a week.

Poodle Corp, a splinter organization of Lizard Squad that specializes in taking down servers of large companies, is claiming responsibility for the attack. In a tweet, Poodle Corp said it would release Blizzard’s servers if 2,000 retweets were met.

Poodle Corp subsequently ended its attack.

This isn’t the first time Blizzard has been subject to attack. Not only were its servers taken down in a similar late-August attack, but it has been subject to password hacks in the past.

We have reached out to Blizzard in hopes of learning more.

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September 19, 2016 at 04:18AM