Riot Details DDoS Attacks Against League of Legends, Plans to Deal with Bad Actors

September 25, 2012 -

Riot Games revealed in this forum thread that its MOBA game League of Legends had recently been the victim of a DDoS attack at the hands of a handful of very naughty players. The company said that a recent hotfix has taken care of some of the trouble and has kept the game from dying, though the company admitted that players in a targeted game session will still experience some lag and possible disconnection. Still, the game will reconnect and pick up where it left off if that happens, they say.

Riot also claims that steps have been taken to identify the attackers, who will eventually be removed from the service permanently.

"Additionally we are pursuing legal avenues and working with the proper authorities," said Riot. "We’re doing everything we can to implement short- and long-term solutions to fight these types of activities. When someone’s intentionally ruining the experience of other players, we take it very seriously."

We'll have more on this story as it develops.

Source: VG247


Comments

Re: Riot Details DDoS Attacks Against League of Legends, ...

It is about time a company started to actively prosecute. Too often the companies think there will be too much "bad press" if they go to the courts too prosecute people actively disrupting their business. Soon the gaming companies will have too go to court. That time my be now.

I am also seeing even stupider reasoning every time. "they are not updating fast enough, they change too much, they change too little, I shat my pants because I am a cry baby".

 

 

I may be crazy, but I am not insane.

Re: Riot Details DDoS Attacks Against League of Legends, ...

I can fathom why some companies haven't legally gone after the people making a giant profit on cheat and hacks for their games. I hadn't realized how big of a business it was until realized how much cheating there was going on in the game I was trying to play.

There are companies that offer cheat programs for pretty much every FPS out there with a month membership fee. Seriously, you don't purchase the cheat program, you pay a monthly membership fee! I saw one that was doing a promotion when Battlefield 3 came out where they were have a contest where they were giving away a cruise!  

How has one of the big companies, such as EA, not nuked these people from orbit?

 
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