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 World of Warcraft  hit with DDoS attack as new expansion launches

World of Warcraft hit with DDoS attack as new expansion launches

November 14, 2014 | By Mike Rose

Newsbrief: With the launch of the latest World of Warcraft expansion, Warlords of Draenor, Blizzard had a tough first day due in part to a distributed denial of service attack.

Micah Whipple, a World of Warcraft community manager, confirmed on the forums that stability in-game "has been less than ideal as we approach our first full day of launch," as a DDoS attack resulted in increased latency.

DDoS attacks are becoming a common occurrence in video games. Just recently the long-awaited MMO ArcheAge was DDoSed before it even launched, while Steam, Origin and were all hit with attacks earlier this year.

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