Ubisoft’s Servers Under Attack For The Second Day
Not content with making all Ubisoft games that come with their new DLC unplayable for one Sunday afternoon, some ne’er-do-wells have “attacked” Ubisoft’s servers again, causing a second day of trouble. Announcing the news via their twitter, the company admitted their “servers are under attack again. Some gamers are experiencing trouble signing in”.
With the admittance that this isn’t, as previously claimed, simply “exceptional demand” questions are now being asked as to the identity and motivation of the assumed hackers. All signs indicate there is some form of DDoS attack taking place, which could spell almost certain doom for the DRM route Ubisoft have chosen. The current system requires your game to contact their DRM servers, however if their DRM servers are offline or can’t be reached (if they are under DDoS attack, for example) it’s bad-news-bears all round.
If you’re wondering what this whole business looks like from the hacker’s perspective it’s probably something like this: