World of Warcraft Classic and other Blizzard games went down recently.
Over the past week, World of Warcraft has been hit by a series of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. These attacks have affected both the classic and retail versions of the game. A Twitter account called @UKDrillas claimed responsibility for the attack. The individual or group has also claimed responsibility for carrying out DDoS attacks on Wikipedia.
Since carrying out a DDoS attack is illegal, Twitter has suspended the account. Since everyone is enjoying World of Warcraft Classic right now, it was a prime target. It is unknown at the time of writing if they will be back again.
Service for both Classic and retail was up and down for a few hours but ultimately restored in that time frame. Some forum users have said that @UKDrillas were trying to gain notoriety by attacking popular streamers such as Asmongold and that bringing down World of Warcraft was not the main goal.
The DDoS attacks had a mixed reaction.
Other players went as far as to demand compensation from Blizzard. While Blizzard has offered compensation in the past, it looked very unlikely that the company would hand out any compensation. One poster on the Classic forums said, “Based off the tweets it’s clear that if the people from that page are responsible, it’s for notoriety. Wiki, Twitch, and Blizzard are big names so being able to effectively put them at a standstill is seemingly impressive. It’s only when you realize that essentially anyone can do this that the party’s responsible go from these all mighty powerful hackers to just some poor sad fellows looking for attention. Notoriety will come from how long it takes to get caught,” one poster said.
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