DDoS Attack on EVE Online

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Angry nerds are angry.
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TQ went down for 2 hours, full respec nao
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So, does anybody know PhantomL0rd's Eve Online characters. His voice makes me angry.
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it was probably just a few people trying to login their multiboxing setups.
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I was going to attempt my own response but you actually summed it up for me. Just curious wtf this guy did to deserve the wrath of more angry nerds.
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Can't help but think this is a carebear who got ganked in a 20 billion mission runner and went to the internet. "I'll show them," he said, "I'll turn off their servers at the most populated time of day and they'll all cry! It will be wonderful!". He then proceeded to laugh evilly as he googled 'ddoz atacks for noobs'. Promptly downloading the first thing he saw, he forgot to read the instructions. He turned on the software, went to the program and switched it on. Instantly, the room filled with lights and bright colors, streaks of light pulsing from the computer monitor. After a few seconds, it stopped and the carebear was no where to be seen. His grandma stumbled down the stairs holding doritos and mountain dew for her grandson, and instead saw nothing. A black hole of stupidity had been created! She was promptly sucked in to an alternate dimension with her grandson where care bears could mission in peace, with no other people to hurt them.......Or maybe he just rage quit and played WOW instead and some bored fuck DDOSed CCP...
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They must've all hit the shift key to try and capitalize something at the same time...You wouldn't understand that though since your shift key is normally coated in drool and has never been pressed.
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HARSH BUT TRUE
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Aweber Marketing is on their 3rd day of massive DDoS attack shutting down millions of users.
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No server is completely immune to DDoS, its a distributed denial of service, key word "distributed" as in its an attack from multiple if not hundreds of thousands of different attack points. Look at EA games services on a game launch like Simcity, the mass log in of all the legitimate accounts is essentially a DDoS, as the server receives so many requests from so many clients that it can't handle.
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Usually a DDoS uses some kind of attack, its not just mass people logging, and there are mitigation services to prevent that, it depends a lot from the network of the company. Please don't compare CCP to EA. EA is the worst company to do business with, and the company that screwed up most games, so from them i expect any kind of failure.
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CCP needs more hamsters
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"really these guys need too get a life"Yes people that play Eve do need to get lives.
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that's ok i'll never understand people that consider a DDos of a video game "internet terrorism"
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problem being with a fanbase like the EvE one sneezing will piss someone off
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bra-vo
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it was 1500, good luck with Hero Coalition. Call it [HECTOR]

At around 0950 UTC on February 28th, connections to EVE started to behave strangely. Several attempts were made by this reporter to start the game via the launcher, all of which failed. Other attempts were made to start the game directly from the executable; those that were successful rapidly succumbed to socket failure, while others failed to connect at all.

After a few tweets from CCP devs saying they were looking into it, CCP Eterne posted on the forums at 1046 UTC that Tranquility was the target of a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack.  He went on to state that the standard DDoS rules apply: any ships lost will be reimbursed and any other circumstances, such as failed missions, should be petitioned as “It's standard procedure to reimburse things lost during a DDoS and other confirmed server problems.”

CCP Eterne posted again at 1115 UTC that the server was down for scheduled downtime, which usually begins at 1100 UTC, and that the DDoS had stopped. The servers were up at 1122 UTC and EVE is now back to normal.

GM Spiral later posted more information regarding the DDoS reimbursement policy:

  • We'll be able to reverse any standings penalties attributed to the DDoS.

  • We'll also be able to reset any lost/failed COSMOS, storyline, or Epic Arc missions so you'll have a fair shot at doing them again.

  • Asset reimbursement for losses attributable to the DDoS will be strongly considered.

We apologize up front for any delays in responding to tickets submitted due to this, but we assure you that all will be responded to.

This is the second attack on EVE this year. On New Year’s Eve, a group called DerpTrolling targeted a streamer named PhantomL0rd. They DDoSed every game the streamer played, including EVE Online. Another notable DDosS attack happened in June of 2011, when LuLzsec attacked several targets, including EVE Online. That attack took Tranquility down for a significant time, and CCP compensated players with fifty thousand free skillpoints. Given the minimal impact of this latest attack, however, a similar skillpoint distribution is unlikely.

Writer. Twitter: @AlizabethVea