October 24, 2017
Archives  News  Blizzard Server Troubles  


Friday, April 13, 2001
 

Click to enlarge
Blizzard Server Troubles
9:35 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Blizzard has released a status update on their servers, noting they have unfortunately been under attack as of late, once again. Both the web site server and the Battle.net system appear to be targeted by the offenders. If your Diablo II net game seems to be lagging more than usual, keep nasty e-mail you were planning to fire off to tech support to yourself for now. Here's an update on the subject from Blizzard:

We have become aware of the fact that an individual or group has
initiated a server attack on both Battle.net and Blizzard's web
site. As a result of this illegal activity, many of our customers
are having difficulty logging on to the Battle.net game service
and accessing Blizzard's 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 external attacks on our servers,
and not a problem with Battle.net's 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 those responsible to the
fullest extent of the law.


If you have any information about the above activity, please
email hacks@blizzard.com.

It's really too bad that people feel the need to exercise their 'talents' in this way, as opposed to provide something productive to the online community. Look for Battle.net updates soon as their status changes.

Blizzard Battle.net and Web Server Update
Blizzard Entertainment
Diablo II: Lord of Destruction


Other Mac Games News for Friday, April 13, 2001

Detailed GeForce 2 MX/Radeon Comparison3:00 PM
Myst III Delayed Until Fall for Europe12:54 PM
Neverwinter Nights Q&A10:10 AM
Quick Red Faction Q&A10:03 AM
Quake III Engine Used to Make Movie9:38 AM
• Blizzard Server Troubles9:35 AM
Mac Summoner Questions Answered9:24 AM
NWN Chat Transcripts, OS X Plans8:12 AM
Unreal II Preview6:00 AM
 
View all of the Mac games news for Friday, April 13, 2001 on one page

Mac Games News for Thursday, April 12, 2001

Titanium PowerBook G4 Reviewed at IMG1:39 PM
Warcraft III Creatures Featured11:40 AM
GeForce 3 Details, Benchmarks11:19 AM
Elegant Chaos Speaks Up on Black and White10:00 AM
FiringSquad's History of ATI9:58 AM
Ares Updated to Version 1.2.09:14 AM
Brad Oliver on Alice, Carbonized Games9:06 AM
MOO3 Forum Compilation, OS X Info9:03 AM
Myth: TFL Server Downtime8:43 AM
Mac Deus Ex Adds Tips, Clans, Chat8:40 AM
 
View all of the Mac games news for Thursday, April 12, 2001 on one page


Recent Mac Games News

Wednesday, April 11, 2001
Tuesday, April 10, 2001
Monday, April 9, 2001
Friday, April 6, 2001
Thursday, April 5, 2001


Search for other Mac games news stories or browse our Mac Games News Archive.



Archives  News  Blizzard Server Troubles