On the eve of Blizzard releasing Overwatch’s Summer Games special event, Battle.net is currently suffering from a DDoS attack, resulting in the game’s servers to currently be down.
Blizzard’s customer service Twitter account confirmed the DDoS attack this evening as it first suffered login issues, but is now suffering from an outright attack.
We are currently investigating reports of login issues. Apologies for any inconvenience caused, and we hope to have this resolved soon!— BlizzardCS (@BlizzardCS) August 2, 2016
Not only does this DDoS attack come on the eve of Overwatch’s first special event, but it also comes shortly after Blizzard banned numerous users across all of Battle.net
Blizzard is currently working on resolving connection issues with Battle.net, although at this point, it appears it’s at the mercy of these DDoS attackers.
"Hacker" group Poodlecorp is claiming responsibility for tonight's outage:
The group is essentially holding Blizzard's servers hostage as it's requesting Twitter users to follow it's new member, Gh0stPoodle, even going as far as to give the account a goal in order to bring the servers back online:
We will continue to monitor the situation and will update our story accordingly. In the meantime, if you're unable to enjoy Overwatch's Summer Games event, be sure to check out the following stories to see Lucioball in action as well as see all of the available skins:
Daniel Perez posted a new article, Overwatch servers down on PS4, PC, and Xbox One as 'hacker' group PoodleCorp claims responsibility
Claiming responsibility for a DDoS attack is like claiming responsibility for flinging feces all over the inside of a restaurant: It reflects no skill or talent on your part, only a desire to ruin things for other people and generally be a poor excuse for a human being.
Pretty much. DDoS is the kind of bullshit pulled by script-kiddies
Script kiddies with money!
Unless they actually developed the worm/trojan themselves. Probably not.