Rainbow Six: Siege – The French company doesn’t like that its more than four years old (but still supported!) game has been made unavailable several times by a few people.
We can find the lawsuit on Polygon. It was filed by Ubisoft on Thursday at a court in California. In it, they named a few people, who they believe have been behind the constant DDoS attacks. DDoS stands for distributed denial of service, which makes a service unavailable by overloading it with requests. In our case, Rainbow Six: Siege’s servers got attacked as such, and for a long time. Ubisoft decided that enough is enough, and in September, they revealed a multi-pronged plan to cut back the DDoS issues. Since the announcement, the frequency of these attacks has been lowered by 93%.
The defendants are allegedly behind a website called SNG.ONE. This website offers lifetime access to the server for nearly 300 dollars. If you don’t have enough money, there’s a 30 dollar/month subscription model, too. You can use the server for DDoS attacks. Ubisoft took a picture of the website in the court document, and in it, Fortnite, FIFA 20, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 (they probably meant 2019’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare) were mentioned as potential targets.
Ubisoft says that the site’s owners are well aware of the harm they caused. „Indeed, Defendants have gone out of their way to taunt and attempt to embarrass Ubisoft for the damage its services have caused to [Rainbow Six Siege],” the lawyers say. They even included a now-deleted tweet from an alleged defendant. They also allege the defendants created a fake „seizure” notice on their website, which „falsely claimed” Microsoft and Ubisoft had taken over the website. It also says the defendants admitted they created the seizure notice „to get Ubisoft to admit that they have a problem.”
Ubisoft hasn’t responded yet, and SNG.ONE doesn’t comment about the situation.
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