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Arrest made in connection to World of Warcraft DDoS attacks

Arrest made in connection to World of Warcraft DDoS attacks

It’s been confirmed that a suspect was arrested following the DDoS attacks on World of Warcraft earlier this month.

In a forum post, World of Warcraft community manager Randy “Kaivax” Jordan revealed that a few days after the attack that a suspect was found and taken into custody.

“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,” he said

“It is our understanding that, within a few days, authorities were able to successfully identify and arrest a suspect.”

Following the attack, a Twitter user called UkDrillas took credit for the incident; they tweeted warning of attacks 30 minutes before they took place. The account has since been deleted, as have all its tweets.

This isn’t the first time someone has been arrested following DDoS attacks on Blizzard’s widely popular MMORPG. Last year, Romanian player Calin Mateias was sentenced to a year in prison after the attacks he orchestrated between February and September in 2010.

French publishing giant Ubisoft has stated in an update to the Rainbow Six Siege site that it will take legal action against proprietors of DDoS attacks. The company will also be issuing a ban wave - aimed at those instigating the DDoS attacks.


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