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Ubisoft hit by massive DDoS attacks affecting Far Cry 5, For Honor and other games

Ubisoft hit by massive DDoS attacks affecting Far Cry 5, For Honor and other games
  • The DDoS attack plagued gamers for several days preventing them from logging in and connecting to their favorite games.
  • Several popular titles like Far Cry 5, For Honor and Ghost Recon Wildlands have been affected.

French gaming giant Ubisoft Ubisoft was hit by a series of massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks affecting several popular games. The DDoS attacks seemed to begin around Thursday, July 12, causing connectivity issues and preventing Ubisoft gamers from signing into Far Cry 5, For Honor, Rainbox Six: Siege, Ghost Recon Wildlands and Steep among others.

The company later confirmed the outage as a result of DDoS attacks and said they are working to mitigate the attacks.

“We’re currently monitoring DDoS attacks impacting Ubisoft services and causing players to be unable to connect to games," Ubisoft tweeted on Tuesday via its customer support Twitter handle. "The attacks are focused on our games connections and server latency, which we are working on mitigating. Thank you for your patience as we resolve this."

Ubisoft did not provide any specific details about the attack or share a timeframe for the issues will be resolved. It is still unclear who is behind the DDoS attack or what their motives were.

At the time of writing, the company said it is still experiencing "intermittent DDoS attacks that temporarily disrupt online services."

Ubisoft's interruption came just days after Blizzard was also pounded with a DDoS attack causing high latency and connection issues for Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm and World of Warcraft players.

Gaming servers have become a popular target for DDoS attacks in recent years that are frustrating, difficult to prevent and defend against. Hacking collectives like PoodleCorp and LizardSquad have claimed responsibility for several DDoS attacks in the past. However, no group has claimed responsibility for the latest attacks yet.

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