WildStar, Blade and Soul, Aion, and Lineage II come under DDoS attacks

Hackers launched an offensive against NCsoft yesterday, targeting several of the company’s MMORPGs in a series of DDoS attacks. WildStar, Aion, Lineage II, and Blade and Soul all posted warnings about the issues to let players know that game stability might be affected.

Several NCsoft Twitter accounts reported the DDoS onslaught yesterday afternoon, saying, “We’re aware of ongoing distributed denial of service attacks directed at our games and are working to mitigate them. If you’ve been experiencing connection drops or sporadic high latency, please know that we’re closely watching the situation and reducing game service impact as much as possible. If you’re experiencing connection or latency issues which you believe to be outside of these attacks, we ask that you please submit a support ticket so we can collect additional information.”

As of this morning, there were no further updates on the forums or Twitter feeds regarding this attack. Additionally, it does not seem that Guild Wars 2 was affected by the attack.

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Grave Knight

Doesn’t ArenaNet run their own servers? They would have been affected because they don’t run on the same network.

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Mewmew

Poor Wildstar, they’ve got it bad enough already without this crap. Leave the poor game alone. I hope these children doing this stuff (children and adult children) get caught and punished. They usually get away with this stuff. It will be nice once they’re able to trace them more and get made examples of. I know a lot of them are in other countries that won’t do anything about it, but a good deal of them are in places that would love to make examples of them.

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Bryan Turner

Wait until the patch notes come out for Necromancers, then GW2 will be attacked as well.

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Bruce Morrison

It’s a Nemesis Plot™?

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Duane Does not check email

Just terrible to hear about this. Just… terrible.

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rafael12104

Yes. On BnS it has been going on for the better part of two weeks.

And the cadence changes. Every hour the attacks change their frequency but some players have been able to track them, nonetheless. So, in game, players know exactly when the lag spikes are going to occur. Not very helpful, but you can at least prepare for it if you are in the middle of doing something important.

And, yes, they are DDOS attacks sustained for going on for just about 2 weeks now.

NCsoft, has done what they can. Players can log in and play, at least. But lag spikes occur about every 20 mins or so and seemingly, there is no relief.

I’m not sure about the GW2 servers, there was speculation that this was hitting that game as well since, apparently GW2 and BnS share the same backbone among other hardware. But, at this point, everyone is flayling around for answers.

Sheezus… something needs to be done. This is another example of something we shouldn’t excuse as “that’s just the way it is on the internet”.

These perps, whoever they are, need to be held accountable.

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Jeff Mauney

They will be held accountable by life. Nothing screams “Loser!” like a script kiddie trying to shut down a video game. Our revenge is that they’ll never amount to anything. Of course, they’ll probably end up as life-long tax burdens…

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Mewmew

The script kiddies are hilarious in a way. They think they’re “hackers” because they’re running scripts that other people made or following some simple DDoS manual. I’m good with them being life long tax burdens if it’s that they’re sitting in a jail without Internet access, though that’s not the type you meant :D

It’s very easy to run the scripts, most of us don’t do it because we’re not a**holes. It’s not cool. it’s not elite, it’s doesn’t make someone a hacker. But they all sit around in some basement giving each other backrubs and massages about how awesome they were to do this stuff.

Fear of punishment is the only thing that stops some anti-social behavior in some people. I really hope more of them start getting caught and made examples of.

And yeah they truly are the definition of loser.

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Grave Knight

Jail? No. They deserve a much crueler punishment. They should be fined and forced to work customer service to pay for said fine.

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rafael12104

Yeah, you are probably right. Lol. Comical and sad at the same time.

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blahlbinoa .

Seems Comcast was DDoSed as well, or at least this was a major attack nationwide. FF14 also got hit yesterday as well.

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davego

That was actually a configuration issue with Level 3, the backbone provider for Comcast, I believe. It hit huge swaths of the internet and was corrected in 90 minutes. Pedantic, I know, but nobody is going to DDOS Comcast or Level 3 as they ARE the pipes.

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Serrenity

Well, if they do DDOS the pipes – the US is going to have a very, very bad day. It’s possible with current known, botnets. Which is kind of terrifying. It’s becoming less of a question of ‘if’ something like that will happen, and instead ‘when’. When it does, we’ll suddenly see a huge interest in mesh networking, no doubt :-)

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Armsbend

Smoke and mirrors for a more important breach I’m sure.

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