Last night was not a fun time to be playing World of Warcraft. Various game servers started going offline, and while the initial statement was a bit more vague in saying that the company was looking into the “issues,” forum posts shortly confirmed that the game’s technicians were working against a DDoS attack against the game servers. Several servers were brought offline by the attack.
Regular updates were provided by the tech support team behind the game as they worked to fix the issue. At the time of this writing, most of the servers brought down are back up and functioning normally, with a handful of servers still experiencing issues that the tech team is working to fix. No indications have been given as to which group may be responsible for the attack; while significant, this can be seen as one of the smaller such attacks to hit the game.