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Edited by Krantzstone: 7/10/2019 1:38:38 PM
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[quote]"[b]Bungie’s response to cheaters plaguing Destiny 2 with DDOS attacks has angered the game’s community, with the relatively light punishments reportedly being handed out to those playing unfairly in the Trials of the Nine raising the ire of its players. Destiny‘s PvP suffered from similar issues in the original game, with its Trials of Osiris competitive mode being the target of cheaters using DDOS attacks to cause opponents to lag out of their matches, thus granting them an automatic victory. Destiny 2‘s DDOS attacks have seen cheaters taking advantage of its lack of dedicated servers, making use of its peer-to-peer connecting by finding out their rivals’ IP addresses and flooding their connection with packets of useless data, forcing them to be booted off the game.[/b]"[/quote] https://www.gamerevolution.com/news/355113-bungies-response-destiny-2s-ddos-attacks-angered-community
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  • Thanks for the info and during trials it was never this bad and in D1 you could even join back. You can’t do that anymore you just have to take the loss and get yelled at by shaxx.

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  • It's because DDoS-for-hire 'booter' sites became easier to access compared to back when Destiny 1 started. Last year, the FBI, Europol and some other law enforcement agencies around the globe cracked down on those sites, and are currently going after their customers, i.e. the people who've been DDoSing in games like Destiny 1 and 2. https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/03/21/fbi-crackdown-on-ddos-for-hire-sites-led-to-85-slash-in-attack-sizes/ [quote][b] "If you were a big buyer of DDoS attacks, you may be in trouble. Police in Europe plan to go after customers of Webstresser.org, a major DDoS-for-hire website it shut down last year On Monday, Europol said it was closing in on more than 250 customers of Webstresser.org and other DDoS-for-hire services. "Actions are currently underway worldwide to track down the users of these Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks," the agency added."[/b][/quote] https://www.pcmag.com/news/366214/europol-crackdown-targets-ddos-attack-buyers Despite these crackdowns, DDoS attacks are up this year: [quote][b] "A new research from cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab revealed that the number of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks increased by 84 percent in the first quarter of 2019 compared to Q4 of 2018. In its research report dubbed DDoS Attacks in Q1 2019, Kaspersky stated that cybercriminals are once again turning to DDoS attacks after a sustained time period. The Moscow-based cybersecurity firm also revealed that it discovered a considerable growth in the number of attacks that lasted more than an hour. According to the research findings, China reported the highest number of DDoS attacks (67%) while the U.S. reported second largest attacks (17.17%) and Hong Kong stood third (4.81%)."[/b][/quote] https://www.cisomag.com/ddos-attacks-on-the-rise-in-q1-2019-kaspersky-lab/

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