Nearly two weeks ago, the server attacks (which we discussed back then) happened, and now, a suspect who allegedly performed the DDoS attacks has been arrested, so the law enforcement has found the person fairly quickly.
During September 7, the North American World of Warcraft Classic servers (which were already fairly populated, as the late-August launched „retro WoW” has quickly gained attention and popularity) didn’t work properly via the DDoS attacks, which is why the players were unable to play the MMORPG. Activision Blizzard didn’t ignore the issue – a Blizzard community manager has written a new post, giving us an update on the situation.
„Hello everyone. We wanted to return to this subject and put some closure on it. As always, It is our top priority to resolve any issues that prevent players from having a smooth gameplay experience. 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. It is our understanding that, within a few days, authorities were able to successfully identify and arrest a suspect. We appreciate your patience and understanding.”
The post ends there, so we don’t know who got arrested, but previously – when the DDoS attacks happened – UkDrillas took responsibility for performing them, and shortly after, the Twitter account was gone. Still, it’s possible that the authorities acted via the social media site, as both in the United States and the European Union, DDoS attacks can put you behind bars for several years (and in the United Kingdom, it could be even ten years).
So the story has a happy ending. Now, everyone can go back and play WoW again.
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