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Wednesday, November 8, 2000
Blizzard Under Attack
8:39 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

DiabloII.net has received disturbing word from Blizzard that their Battle.net servers are currently under attack from an unknown source. This is making it difficult to view the Battle.net web site or log on to the game servers for Diablo II. Here's the word from Blizzard themselves:

We have recently become aware of the fact that an individual, group or entity has instituted a server attack on both Battle.net and Blizzard's web pages. The result of this illegal activity has been that many of our customers are having difficulty logging on to the Battle.net game service and accessing Blizzard web pages. We are in the midst of implementing a solution, but we wanted to let you know that the situation is a direct result of attacks on our servers, not Battle.net stability.

The FBI and certain European law enforcement agencies have been notified, and we are working in conjunction with them to identify the individual. Attacks on our servers will not be tolerated, and Blizzard fully intends to prosecute this individual to the fullest extent of the law.
If you have any information about the individual, group or entity involved in this activity, please email hacks@blizzard.com.

Thank you for your patience. We will post updates on the status of the servers as more information is available.

This is very disheartening news, and we hope the cuprit is found soon.

Battle.net Web Site
DiabloII.net Web Site

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