Suspect arrested in DDoS attacks that hit WoW servers

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Globe of Warcraft was lately impacted by an ongoing denial of service attack, with some of its realms taken offline. Now, developer Blizzard has posted an update on the situation providing some “closure” on it – and it appears like a suspect behind the DDoS attacks has been identified and arrested.

As spotted by Dexerto, WoW Neighborhood Manager Kaivax has posted an update on the original forum post with the news that “immediately soon after the Distributed Denial of Service attacks against our game service started, the Blizzard Safety Group worked about the clock with neighborhood and international law enforcement agencies to track down the supply of the DDoS.”

They added “it is our understanding that, inside a handful of days, authorities have been capable to effectively recognize and arrest a suspect. We truly appreciate your patience and understanding.” Although there are no particulars beyond this, Blizzard has stated that it “wanted to return to this topic and place some closure on it”, so it sounds like the situation is now resolved.

WoW Classic players 1st started reporting problems with the game’s servers on September 7, and Blizzard was then hit with one more DDoS attack a day later, with its multiplayer FPS Overwatch also seeming to be impacted. Effects for WoW players incorporated becoming kicked from the game despite becoming capable to connect to it effectively.

This follows comparable news this week that Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six Siege has also been hit with a wave of denial of service attacks considering the fact that the launch of Ember Rise. The studio has now confirmed that bans issued more than the attacks will be permanent.

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