Police nab WoW Classic DDOS suspect who tanked the game earlier this month

You rack up a lot of XP debt in prison

    
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World of Warcraft players — especially those in WoW Classic — should still remember the highly annoying DDoS attacks that hit the game on the weekend of September 7th. The good news is that police have apparently caught the suspect who kept bringing servers down and degrading gameplay performance.

“Immediately after the distributed denial of service attacks against our game service began, the Blizzard Security Team worked around the clock with local and international law enforcement agencies to track down the source of the DDoS,” Blizzard said. “It is our understanding that, within a few days, authorities were able to successfully identify and arrest a suspect.”

McGruff the Crime Dog says that “being an internet jerk and criminal doesn’t pay!” And then he went back to leveling his Troll Shaman while saving up for his first mount.

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Mewmew

So now that they’ve got me interested, I’m wondering where the person was from, their age, etc.

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Dean Greenhoe

Until lawmakers pass stiff penalties, we will continue to suffer such nonsense. Add to what ever penalty the lawmakers enact, a financial component that forces the convicted entity to pay a years worth of play for a minimum of 10 accounts of random afflicted parties. Make it hurt and we will see a decrease of this mischief.

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Match Austin

Guess he wasn’t deep enough behind proxies to be running all the smack talk he was running on Twitter as he was doing it.

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Nate Woodard

This is half my job these days really. Tracking down scum bags like this guy. I hope Blizzard rolls him through the cleaners too!

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Mewmew

It is is it :P Hmm. A high percentage of people who track down those doing this are good at their jobs because they used to do it themselves. They know all the tricks from being a part of the criminals who once took part in doing them.

Though I’d have to say this guy in this story probably isn’t smart enough to work to catch others in the future. He probably read about how to set it up and do it on some website, downloaded some scripts, didn’t really think it through or do things correctly and got himself caught pretty easily.

It’s really the most intelligent of the criminals that are useful in hiring to catch the other criminals.

So this is your job? Interesting! :D

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mysecretid

Given the money and the resources at their disposal, going at Blizzard’s crown-jewel franchise is probably not going to end well.

They’ll pay lots of time and money — which other publisheres couldn’t or wouldn’t spend — just to see you busted.

Somebody didn’t do their “risk versus reward” calculations, I suspect …

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deekay_plus

sounds like he forgot about the part of doing it from behind 7 proxies ;)

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Tuor of Gondolin

Force him to cut down every tree in the forest with… a herring!

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Armsman

Ni!

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johnwillo

The reason that it took so long is that the suspect kept changing layers to escape police.

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Alyn

YEAH!

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Utakata

…now comes the “distributed denial that I did it” attack. o.O