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Ubisoft DDoS
From: Jan Schejbal <jan.mailinglisten () googlemail com>
Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2010 14:10:18 +0100

Hi there,
Ubisoft apparently got a DDoS on their DRM servers [1], causing 
legitimate players of Assassins Creed II etc. being unable to play their 
games. (as the new DRM system requires constant connection to the 
servers) - I assume pirated copies ran fine, of course...

Is there any information who was behind that attack? Some people angry 
about the DRM wanting to make a point, or criminal botherders trying to 
extort money from Ubisoft?

What are the best strategies to defend against such an attack, except of 
course not creating such a stupid thing that has a large sign reading 
"DDoS ME!" built into it and pisses of a lot of people at the same time?

Some people claim that attacks were announced "on IRC, in Usenet and on 
the Steam forums" - can anyone confirm this and/or provide message IDs?


[1] http://twitter.com/Ubisoft/status/10184920360

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