New DDoS Attacks Cripple Blizzard’s Network Two Days in a Row
Security Update : Blizzard Entertainment, the company behind many of today’s most popular games, has been hit by two more DDoS attacks, one today and another one yesterday, after being previously targeted on Sunday night too.
Just like the first DDoS attack, PoodleCorp took credit for the attacks through a series of tweets posted on their account.
The DDoS attacks crippled Blizzard’s user authentication servers, but unlike the Sunday attacks, these didn’t target the company’s servers directly, but Blizzard’s ISP provider.
If you think for one second that users understood Blizzard’s conundrum, you’re wrong. Just like many times before, users flocked to Twitter and left typical “Blizzard upgrade your servers!” comments.
The first DDoS attack hit Blizzard on Tuesday around mid-day, US time, while the second hit the company today, four hours before this article. Both attacks… (read more)