In response to news that the MMORPG game Albion Online announced it was hit with a DDoS attack over the weekend which disrupted play, an expert with Corero Network Security offers perspective.
Sean Newman, Director Product Management at Corero Network Security:
“Online multi-player games are prime targets for DDoS attacks, often from players of those games looking to gain advantage over other players. Reports over the week-end of Albion online being impacted by three separate attacks over a period of twelve hours, or so, reinforces that providers of online applications and services now need to ensure that dedicated real-time automatic DDoS protection is an integral part of their security strategy. The sophisticated state of the DDoS threat landscape, combined with the always-on expectations of today’s users, means relying on obscurity, believing you won’t get attacked, or using outdated technology just isn’t sufficient any longer.”