Following the news that Blizzard’s Battle.net servers have been knocked offline following massive DDoS attack, Stephanie Weagle, Senior Director at Corero Network Security commented below.
Stephanie Weagle, Senior Director at Corero Network Security:
“In the fast-moving world of online gaming, just the shortest of service disruptions can be devastating. The impact of DDoS attacks can be incredibly costly when systems, applications or platforms fall victim to attack. The online gaming industry is no stranger to DDoS attacks, as motivations, including player retaliation, are endless. For an industry that relies on player accessibility, DDoS attacks pose a serious challenge to game availability that is actually the lifeblood of the organisation.
“Real-time detection and mitigation of DDoS attacks eliminate the costly downtime associated with this evolving threat. Relying on traditional infrastructure or even cloud based DDoS defense services is simply too slow and ultimately ineffective in keeping service interruptions at bay for the millions of players accessing these online gaming sites.”