<em>Blizzard<\/em> has revealed that the authorities have arrested a suspect in connection with the latest <em>DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service)<\/em> attack. The latest DDOS affected the <em>World of War Classic servers<\/em> on September 7 and 8.\r\n\r\nAfter the incident, the developer promised that their security team was working round the clock not only to find a solution but to make sure the perpetrator is apprehended.\r\n\r\n\u2018\u2019Immediately after the Distributed Denial of Service attacks against our game service began, the Blizzard Security Team worked around the clock with local and international law enforcement agencies to track down the source of the DDoS.\u2019\u2019 Said Kaivax WoW forum community manager. \u2018\u2019It is our understanding that, within a few days, authorities were able to successfully identify and arrest a suspect.\u2019\u2019\r\n\r\nBut not much about the suspect has been revealed. It\u2019s not clear where the suspect was arrested, and whether he\/she is still in custody. Also, the motive of the attack is still not known, but investigators might be about to unravel the whole mystery.\r\n\r\nThe order of events can be traced back to a Reddit post. The user claimed they would be attacking all <em>PvP World of Warcraft<\/em> servers in the United States. And indeed, there was an attack on the server that caused performance tanking as the servers buckled. That was on September 7.\r\n\r\nUsers started to report about the servers spontaneously booting despite the established connections. By 2:20 PST, the worst fears of a DDOS attack were confirmed by <em>Blizzard Entertainment.<\/em> Hacker group UkDrillas admitted responsibility for the attack.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/BlizzardCS\/status\/1170431100155584513\r\n\r\nAnd it didn\u2019t end there. The next day, September 8, two more DDOS attacks were reported, and this time, they affected other Blizzard games including <em>Overwatch<\/em>, just like the Reddit user had promised. In fact, the second attack disrupted an\u00a0<em>Overwatch Leagu<\/em>e broadcast on <em>Twitch<\/em>. Remember, the group has also boasted about hacking Twitch and even Wikipedia.\r\n\r\nDDOSing is illegal in the US, the UK, and many other countries. Here in the US, it contravenes the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) while in the UK, it violates the Computer Misuse Act 1990. In both countries, DDOSing attracts heavy sentences.\r\n\r\nIt\u2019s not the first time the gaming industry has been hit with DDOS attacks. <em>Dota 2,\u00a0League of Legends,\u00a0<\/em>and <em>Battle.net<\/em> are just some of the victims of these attacks. In July, a hacker from the infamous \u2018DerpTrolling\u2019 got 27 months in jail for the 2013 attacks on Daybreak Game Company, formerly, Sony Online Entertainment.