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DDoS Attacks on game server.

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Topic: DDoS Attacks on game server.
Posted By: Createure
Subject: DDoS Attacks on game server.
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2011 at 23:15
I thought I'd just post this here so people are aware of what can happen:

http://forum.astroempires.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=99112 - http://forum.astroempires.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=99112

This is another game I play. Today and yesterday a Distributed Denial of Service attack brought down the entire site. Eventually this was isolated to just 1 server (which was hosting 2 game servers).

This attack happened during a massive server-wide action which had a MAJOR influence on the in-game for hundreds of players, unless there is a server-roll back this will undo months/years of preparation and account building.

So beware people, and take note devs... the internet can be a big and scary place!

I hope there are some good contingencies in the event of this kind of attack on Illyriad.

I have x10 the confidence in the Illyriad administration than the AE admin so i'm sure they'll cope x10 better if it happens though. ^^






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Posted By: Strategos
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2011 at 23:47
Rest assured, we are *very* paranoid people and have definately had things like this in mind.

I should also point out, that any such action against our servers would not be considered a prank, but a serious crime and would be handled as such.


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Posted By: G0DsDestroyer
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2011 at 03:47
Well i can't seem to log onto AE yet so idk whats going on there.
I have faith in the Devs and MODs to protect us. All hail the mighty Punkbuster Strategos!Beer


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Posted By: HonoredMule
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2011 at 17:08
I'm absolutely confident that even if nothing else could be done, the devs here would be able to roll back the server to a point just before the attack.  They're almost as rabid with logging and backups as I am.

Also, DDoS against modern servers requires enough resources as to be prohibitively expensive.  (It takes having a large botnet dedicated to the attack.)  That's why such interference tends only to happen these days when political agendas, corporate espionage, etc. are at play.



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