Several services including PSN and SOE suffer DDOS attacks
A group known as Lizard Squad has stated, via twitter, that they have performed DDOS attacks on the Sony’s PlayStation Network, Sony Online Entertainment, Blizzard’s Hearthstone, Riot Games’ League of Legends and Grinding Gear Games’ Path of Exile.
The various companies confirmed the attacks via twitter.
Network update: our engineers are aware of the issues and are working to resolve them. We’ll keep you posted – sorry for the inconvenience
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) August 24, 2014
Sony Online Entertainment
We are under attack by a large scale ddos. Being dealt with but it will impact games until its handled.
— John Smedley (@j_smedley) August 24, 2014
Path of Exile
We’re having some server issues due to a DDOS attack. Should have it sorted out soon. Sorry for the inconvenience!
— Path of Exile (@pathofexile) August 24, 2014
It seems all the DDOS attacks have be resolved and services are either back on-line or in the process of being fully restored.
In its basic form a DDOS (Denial of Service Attack) is an attempt suspend services of network by overloading the network with more requests than the attacked network can take.
Source: Shack News
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