In order to ruin the users’ stay at home during their work from home period brought about by COVID-19, the hackers have hit gaming giant “Blizzard” with a colossal DDoS attack causing worldwide service disruption.
The attack, as per reports was carried out on March 18th around 2:20 AM (GMT) when Blizzard users took the issue to Twitter and the Customer Support handle for Blizzard on Twitter additionally affirmed enduring the DDoS attacks.
The company further clarified that it is “currently investigating an issue affecting our authentication servers, which may result in failed or slow login attempts.”
As indicated by DownDetector’s live map, Blizzard is as yet enduring the result of the attack particularly in the US, Israel, Bahrain, Iraq, China, Singapore, Malaysia, and Denmark and a few other countries.
Furthermore, it is very unclear whether the DDoS attack has halted as there has been no update tweet from the company. It is, however, worth noting that Blizzard is home to probably the most mainstream games including World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm and Diablo Immortal, and so on.
The gaming monster has a strong customer base with in excess of 32 million active users across the global. Aside from these EA Sport, a division of Electronic Arts is likewise enduring a worldwide service blackout.
It is indistinct on the off chance that it is an aftereffect of a DDoS attack or the company is confronting technical challenges within however there have been various tweets from EA Sports customers complaining about lagging and connectivity issues.
As indicated by DownDectector’s live map, EA Sports is as yet enduring lagging issues in the US, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Denmark, Japan, and Israel, and so forth.
By and by, it is most likely not a smart decision to DDoS Blizzard but rather users are encouraged to remain tuned for any further news with respect to the attack.