Following the news that hacking group PoodleCorp has taken responsibility for taking down Pokemon Go in the US and Europe using a DDoS attack, Stephanie Weagle, Senior Director at Corero Network Security commented below.
Stephanie Weagle, Senior Director at Corero Network Security:
“The online gaming industry is highly susceptible to DDoS attacks due to the competitive nature of the games themselves, monetary gains or the notion that organized cyber crime syndicates can grab headlines with their successful attacks.
“DDoS attack tools are easily procured and at low cost allowing any creative attacker the ability to cause service disruptions at a click of a mouse.
“Traditional security infrastructure, or legacy DDoS mitigation solutions are not sufficient to handle the flood of DDoS attacks, especially since attackers have become more savvy in their techniques; launching low-level, multi-vector attacks that evade scrubbing solutions. In-line, automated DDoS mitigation is the only effective defense in the world of online gaming.”