Battlefield 1 beta was attacked by a group of wanna-be hackers. EA servers were down for hours before players were able to jump in and experience Battlefield 1.
The group known as Lizard Squad was responsible for DDoS attack on EA. The group promised to do it again when the game comes out on October 21. Thankfully, two prominent members of the group are now arrested which means Battlefield 1’s release may go smoothly, without any DDoS attacks.
Zachary Buchta of Maryland and Bradley Han Willem Van Rooy of The Netherlands were charged in the U.S. District Court of Chicago.
The court also ordered the closure of four domain names associated with hacking.
Lizard Squad is also responsible for the 2014 attack on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. Cybercrime is becoming a major issue for the gaming industry. Every so often we see DDoS attacks on various companies including Day Break, Sony, Microsoft, EA, Blizzard and more.
FBI is looking into some of the cases and we are seeing progress made as many culprits have been caught and charged.
Battlefield 1 is releasing on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and EA Origin for PC later this month. We will have to wait and see if remaining members of the Lizard Squad attempt to take the servers down in retaliation.
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