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Cybercrime targets videogames companies with cyber attacks campaigns

SC Media: Ubisoft and Square Enix experienced on 4 and 5 October DDoS cyber attacks campaigns against Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Final Fantasy XIV

The cybercrime has targeted the videogames companies with DDoS cyber attacks campaigns. It has been reported by the SC Media Magazine.  “A set of DDoS attacks plagued a series of gaming publishers including Final Fantasy XIV’s creator Square Enix and Assassin’s Creed publisher Ubisoft, respectively on the day of the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey launch on Friday,” is written in an article. Around  October 4, Ubisoft began experiencing connectivity issues when the officials first tweeted an alert to users informing them of issues and actual attacks began surfacing the next day, affecting games such as Rainbow Six Siege and For Honor. “We’re currently experiencing a series of DDoS attacks, which unfortunately are a common occurrence for almost all online service providers,” the company posted on an official forum. “This may impact connections to our games as well as server latency, and we are taking steps to mitigate this issue.”

Until now, 2018 has been relatively “paceful” for the online gaming community, compared to previous years when the Lizard Squad and other cybercrime groups plagued the sector. At the moment, no one has claimed the DDoS campaigns

In the same day, also Square Enix announced that it was fighting off an attack aimed towards its popular MMORPG, Final Fantasy XIV, although it is unclear if the two DDoS cyber attacks are connected. Until now, 2018 has been relatively “paceful” for the online gaming community, compared to previous years. The sector, in fact, experienced many DDoS attacks carried out by the Lizard Squad and other cybercrime groups. At the moment the reasons and the TTPs of the two cyber aggressions are unclear. Maybe in the next days someone will claim the paternity of the action and cyber security experts will provide some intel on how  he/they did. Meanwhile, Square Enix and Ubisoft, have experienced a black eye, despite the latest protections adopted against this phenomenon.

The SC Media Magazine article

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