Blizzard has once again come under attack from hacking group Lizard Squad.
The collective appears to have DDoS’d the publisher’s servers for its new online shooter Overwatch. One member of Lizard Squad, AppleJ4ck has claimed alluded to being responsible for the outage (below).
DDoS, or a Distributed Denial of Service, is when a large number of users bombard and overload a server with tiny packets of information.
If the name Lizard Squad sounds at all familiar, that’s because the group was behind the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live outages at the end of 2014. That’s on top of attacks on Blizzard’s servers earlier this year, as well as the National Crime Agency in 2015. DDoS attacks were used in all of the above.
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