Players attack Riot Games’ League of Legends via DDoSPosted 10:50 am on Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 by John 'Spartan' Nguyen
Riot Games has revealed in its thread that its game, League of Legends, has been hit by DDoS attacks. DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks can render servers useless by sending in a lot of external requests to the target server.
“As some of you have recently experienced, a handful of players have been attacking our live service to kill games that are in-progress. They’re doing this through a form of Distributed Denial of Service attack (DDoS) and not a hack,” Bellissimoh, a producer with the company, posted on the official forums.
“We have taken steps to identify these attackers and remove them from our service permanently. Additionally we are pursuing legal avenues and working with the proper authorities,” he continued.
“We’re doing everything we can to implement short- and long-term solutions to fight these types of activities. When someone’s intentionally ruining the experience of other players, we take it very seriously.”
John “Spartan” Nguyen is the editor-in-chief at Nerd Reactor and is based in Orange County, CA. He is a graphic designer and illustrator.