Blizzard DDOS Attacks End

A tweet from Blizzard CS reveals a denial of service attack knocked Battle.net and Blizzard online services out: "We're currently investigating an issue affecting our authentication servers, which may result in failed or slow login attempts." Perhaps this was someone taking advantage of advance warning that support is short staffed for the holidays. In any event, things seem to be cleared up now, as the latest tweet on the topic says:
The DDOS attacks that we were monitoring have ended. If you are still unable to log in try

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Re: Blizzard DDOS Attacks End
Nov 26, 2021, 11:08
El Pit
 
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Re: Blizzard DDOS Attacks End Nov 26, 2021, 11:08
Nov 26, 2021, 11:08
 El Pit
 
ActiBlizz in trouble! Quickly, rename Diablo Immortal to Diablo Immoral and tell all the people that this is a sign of understanding and regret.
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Re: Blizzard DDOS Attacks End
Nov 26, 2021, 09:21
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Nov 26, 2021, 09:21
 
hypnotic wrote on Nov 25, 2021, 18:49:
A DDOS attack costs BIG money.
Unless there has been a recent raid on the major botnet services, you'd likely need less than $500 for a 5 hour DDoS attack using a large cluster of infected IoT devices using various techniques to amplify the traffic. IoT based Terrabit-scale stresser services have been available through the dark web for several years now.

You would obviously need to know where to go, who to talk to and who to trust if you want massive attacks that can shut down a major provider, but DDoS'ing is only expensive if you want to use legit services to test the stability and capacity of your own web based services.
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Re: Blizzard DDOS Attacks End
Nov 26, 2021, 06:51
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Nov 26, 2021, 06:51
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Kxmode wrote on Nov 25, 2021, 15:24:
What kind of turkey would do such a thing?
One of the wild turkeys?
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Re: Blizzard DDOS Attacks End
Nov 26, 2021, 03:07
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Re: Blizzard DDOS Attacks End Nov 26, 2021, 03:07
Nov 26, 2021, 03:07
 
they are unless you know a direct route to the unpublicised layer. Cloudflare is a layer, if you can bypass the layer then attack the infrastructure underneath.

You typically need yo have insider knowledge to do that of course.
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Re: Blizzard DDOS Attacks End
Nov 25, 2021, 23:06
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Re: Blizzard DDOS Attacks End Nov 25, 2021, 23:06
Nov 25, 2021, 23:06
 
I'd be shocked if they weren't using a DDOS protection process/product. Even so, sometimes it isn't always a perfect shield.-- we had it at the company I worked at and it worked great most of the time there was a issue, but sometimes things were different enough to cause problems.
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Re: Blizzard DDOS Attacks End
Nov 25, 2021, 22:59
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Re: Blizzard DDOS Attacks End Nov 25, 2021, 22:59
Nov 25, 2021, 22:59
 
I thought companies with large internet infrastructures were protected from DDOSs by companies like CloudFlare.
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Re: Blizzard DDOS Attacks End
Nov 25, 2021, 20:20
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Re: Blizzard DDOS Attacks End Nov 25, 2021, 20:20
Nov 25, 2021, 20:20
 
As someone who has been attacking the Myanmar Government sites and their military servers since October, I can definitely tell you that DDOS attacks are very cheap considering the damage they can cause. Mind you the Burmese government has no idea of actual cybersecurity in comparison to blizzard, but the basis of DDOS and DOS has been constant for decades. Botnets can be purchased for very cheap especially in Russia/Asia. It has costs me about $200 since October to keep many Myanmar govt/e-commerce sites mostly downed.

Not advocating DDOS attacks fyi, I'm doing it as part of a resistance against an actual tyranny. My guess is this is just the typical angry gamer DDOS against blizzard, it happens every now and then.
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Re: Blizzard DDOS Attacks End
Nov 25, 2021, 18:49
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Re: Blizzard DDOS Attacks End Nov 25, 2021, 18:49
Nov 25, 2021, 18:49
 
A short-staffed opportunist? Perhaps? I doubt that. A DDOS attack costs BIG money. They make it sound so trivial from the attacker's perspective. It's really not. So who benefits from this? Who is orchestrating and why? A competitor perhaps? Is this a social justice attack? A ransom attack? Surely this is not done by some gamer who is unhappy about the latest patch? Taking a major service offline is never just a simple click of a button for someone and there is technology to counter a DDOS act usually. (Cloud-flare). There is more to this story than meets the eye. I am not convinced it is as trivial as it is made out to be, even though that might be the prescribed PR manual approach for "what to do when you get DDOS'ed". Maybe just play it down to not publicize the attacker and their motives? Kinda like paying the ransom quietly? We shall probably never know. Just interesting to note the official, down-sized response to a major event of having your services taken offline by someone(s). Things are known, but not shared. Scooby senses are tingling
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Re: Blizzard DDOS Attacks End
Nov 25, 2021, 15:24
Kxmode
 
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Re: Blizzard DDOS Attacks End Nov 25, 2021, 15:24
Nov 25, 2021, 15:24
 Kxmode
 
What kind of turkey would do such a thing?
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Re: Blizzard DDOS Attacks End
Nov 25, 2021, 14:11
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Nov 25, 2021, 14:11
 
Huh, why would anyone attack such a venerable and beloved company?
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