Mortal Kombat 11 Developers Address DDOS Attacks Messing Up the Competitive Leaderboards


There is a vulnerability in Mortal Kombat 11 that is permitting players to fall victim to distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. And malicious players are taking benefit of this vulnerability to climb the Kombat League leaderboards.Mortal Kombat 11 competitive mode players have been complaining about a player in the ranked mode who’s been playing beneath a variety of usernames and sending DDoS attacks to opponents.

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Working with names like pa3com, pa4com, and Son-Goku-DZ, this player utilizes DDoS attacks to force opponents in competitive mode to disconnect from the online. This player has utilized these attacks to climb all the way to the Elder God leading rank of Mortal Kombat 11’s competitive mode.

A DDoS attack basically overburdens a victim’s online with a huge quantity of targeted traffic, causing the victim to get kicked offline. By taking benefit of this vulnerability, pa3com, or a single of their several aliases, has been disqualifying opponents from ranked matches devoid of needing to land a single hit.

NetherRealm Studios, the developers behind Mortal Kombat 11, has pledged to “address this circumstance.” Even though NetherRealm didn’t outline any precise countermeasures, the developers says it intends to use “all choices available” to combat the DDoS attacks.

Meanwhile, the pa3com and pa4com accounts seem to be banned from Mortal Kombat 11, even though the Son-Goku-DZ account was final noticed climbing by means of the “God Tier” rank on competitive mode.

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