DDoS attack affecting Blizzard servers
Blizzard is reporting a series of DDoS attacks affecting connectivity to their servers. They are actively working on the problem and we will keep you updated if we hear anything new!

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  1. WowClassic's Avatar
    What's the betting this DDOS is obviously being carried out by some retailers angry at the success Classic is having.
  1. Melusine's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by WowClassic View Post
    What's the betting this DDOS is obviously being carried out by some retailers angry at the success Classic is having.
    That would explain the timing of it. Will anyone be sad if they die of ass cancer?
  1. clevin's Avatar
    When's the last time you saw other sites DDOSed for *days*? Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, etc? Blizzard had $7.5b in revenue last year - they can invest some to work with their upstream providers so this doesn't take days to resolve. Or to work with better upstream providers.
  1. Jaundiced's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Huntaer View Post
    You'd think in 2019 there'd be something against it.
    If you know how DDOS works, you would understand why it's almost impossible to prevent.

    I think the prevention for this comes in the form of blizzard's response. If you DDOS Blizz, you serve jail time.

    Quote Originally Posted by clevin View Post
    When's the last time you saw other sites DDOSed for *days*? Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, etc? Blizzard had $7.5b in revenue last year - they can invest some to work with their upstream providers so this doesn't take days to resolve. Or to work with better upstream providers.
    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey just had his Twitter account hacked using one of the most basic techniques - SIM swapping.

    Money doesn't stop everything. These simple methods are tough to prevent.
  1. Deonora's Avatar
    Was great being stuck in limbo... taking flight and getting dismounted on the way in a zone and then you cant hearthstone or do anything for like 5min then get ported back to that spot ...
  1. Monster Hunter's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Yadryonych View Post
    Where did you acquire this computer science knowledge, from Netflix movies?
    My degree.
  1. Low Hanging Fruit's Avatar
    Going to be honest the best thing you can do is not make a scene over it.

    Don't go to forums raging about it. Don't tweet out about it. Just silently do something else. Trust me the targets they will go after are those that provide the most rage because that generates a story and buzz which in turn attraches media outlets that further show the world what they can do. Free advertisement more or less combined with a bigger ego stroke.

    They stop you from playing. Don't reward them.
  1. Super Kami Dende's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by WowClassic View Post
    What's the betting this DDOS is obviously being carried out by some retailers angry at the success Classic is having.
    I doubt it, since the DDOS would affect them as well since it is against the Battle.net Servers not specifically Classic.

    If anything likely just randoms that have nothing to do with WoW doing it to troll People that they know are enjoying something. Like literally every other time Blizzard has been DDOS'd
  1. crewskater's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Super Kami Dende View Post
    I doubt it, since the DDOS would affect them as well since it is against the Battle.net Servers not specifically Classic.

    If anything likely just randoms that have nothing to do with WoW doing it to troll People that they know are enjoying something. Like literally every other time Blizzard has been DDOS'd
    Last I checked retail was unaffected by the DDOS attacks. They were targeting specific servers. Apparently the Classic RP server was never hit.
  1. Snackpack's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by crewskater View Post
    Last I checked retail was unaffected by the DDOS attacks. They were targeting specific servers. Apparently the Classic RP server was never hit.
    My Classic PVE server also had no effect, other than getting booted for a few minutes, along with all other servers. No lag or connection issues.
  1. Rydanis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by crewskater View Post
    Last I checked retail was unaffected by the DDOS attacks. They were targeting specific servers. Apparently the Classic RP server was never hit.
    Nope, when this started we got kicked off retail for a good while on Saturday, at least on my server. I don't think they've been messing with retail since then but both classic and retail got hit.
  1. Fluffernut's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by WowClassic View Post
    What's the betting this DDOS is obviously being carried out by some retailers angry at the success Classic is having.
    Erm, I was playing retail on Saturday when the attack hit - I was booted and couldn't log on for hours. I did clean the house and get some painting and other chores done though.
  1. Stardrift's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffernut View Post
    Erm, I was playing retail on Saturday when the attack hit - I was booted and couldn't log on for hours. I did clean the house and get some painting and other chores done though.
    Quit falling for the bait already

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rydanis View Post
    Nope, when this started we got kicked off retail for a good while on Saturday, at least on my server. I don't think they've been messing with retail since then but both classic and retail got hit.
    See my response above.
  1. Fluffernut's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Stardrift View Post
    Quit falling for the bait already

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    See my response above.
    You're not my real mom.
  1. Justpassing's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffernut View Post
    You're not my real mom.
    At least my mom didn't leave before I was even born!
  1. Fluffernut's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Justpassing View Post
    At least my mom didn't leave before I was even born!
    Well, this made me arch a brow.
  1. Railander's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor Funkenstein View Post
    Yes, verily! Being a script kiddie takes nigh on decades of dedication to master, and an MIT-level intellect. True story, bro.
    do you even understand how a DDoS attack works?
  1. martygraham's Avatar
    Missed the opportunity for a puntastic headline "Blizzard servers get hit by a blizzard of DDOS attacks" =|

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