Blizzard Suffers Yet Another DDoS Attack
Another day another victim of DDoS attack — This time, it’s the Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. is an American video game developer.

Blizzard has suffered a series of massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks disrupting the service on Battle.net servers at the end of Overwatch’s Summer Games event. The same event that was under attack when it began on 2nd August 2016.

The attack took place earlier Wednesday morning and triggered worldwide disruption, blocking users from logging in and playing games like Overwatch, Hearthstone, World of Warcraft amongst others.

Gamers trying to login to Blizzard were either blocked or saw ‘connection timeout’ message on their screens. Earlier today, on its official Twitter handle, Blizzard acknowledged that a DDoS attack is being monitored.

Previously, PoodleCorp hacking group claimed responsibility for attacking Blizzard servers but no one has taken responsibility for the latest attack, at least not yet. The same group who made their name in the news for hacking popular YouTube channels including WatchMogo, RedmercyLeafyisHereLillySingh and DDoSing servers of gaming app Pokemon GoBattle.NET, League of Legends (NA), GTA and PlayStation Servers.

Some gamers are not happy with the situation and blaming Blizzard for intentionally taking its servers offline as it is August 23rd, and the alleged next Overwatch hero, the hacker Sombra, will be the game’s 23rd hero. However about 5 hours, ago according to a tweet, the gaming giant was still monitoring a DDoS attack.

About 2 hours ago Blizzard posted another tweet aggravating gamers about a new series of DDoS attacks against network providers affecting Latency/connections to their games and Bnet servers.

One hour ago in another Tweet Blizzard revealed that servers are back online yet several gamers Tweeted that they still can’t access the server.

This is the third time since the launch of Overwatch in May that Blizzard has suffered DDoS attack, let’s see what’s next for them.

Agan Uzunovic

Agan Uzunovic is a Bosnian journalist who is working for the country's largest newspaper. He has a keen interest in reporting on activism and hacktivism. He is also a contributor at U.S based Revolution News media. Agan reports and writes for HackRead on IT security related topics.