EA’s Online Servers Brought Down By DDoS Attack

Following the news that EA’s online servers have been brought down by DDoS attack, Sean Newman, Director at Corero Network Security commented below.

Sean Newman, Director at Corero Network Security:

Sean Newman“Yet another example of the ease with which motivated attackers are wreaking havoc – ongoing proof that organizations which depend on their online presence need the protection offered by the latest generation of DDoS defense solutions. Even where DDoS protection is being used, legacy solutions just don’t have the capacity, intelligence, or reaction times, to deal with today’s attacks.

“By deploying the latest breed of intelligent, high-performance, DDoS defence solutions directly, or choosing an Internet Provider who can offer such defence as part of their service; Websites, servers and critical applications can now benefit from near-instantaneous protection when DDoS attacks strike.  Bad traffic resulting from attacks of all sizes and durations never has a chance to impact its intended target, whilst legitimate traffic continues to flow.”