Ubisoft launches lawsuit against website selling DDoS services

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Polygon reports that the suit names people from across the world and was filed in a California court. The defendants allegedly operated a website called SNG.ONE, which sells subscriptions that range from $30 per month up to $299 for “lifetime” access to the server.

SNG.ONE is advertised as a service for companies to test their firewalls against attacks, but Ubisoft said the owners “are well aware of the harm” it has caused the French gaming giant. It’s also alleged that those named in the suit were behind r6s.support, which named Siege as a potential target, as well as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4, FIFA 20, and Fortnite.

“Indeed, Defendants have gone out of their way to taunt and attempt to embarrass Ubisoft for the damage its services have caused to [Rainbow Six Siege],” Ubisoft lawyers write.

The suit also states that the defendants, knowing a lawsuit from Ubisoft was incoming, created a fictional seizure notice on the website, falsely claiming that the domain had been seized by Microsoft and Ubisoft. Somewhat confusingly, the defendants admitted to creating the notice “in order to get Ubisoft to admit that they have a problem.”

Ubisoft is requesting that the website be shut down and seeks damages, injunctive relief, and other equitable relief.

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Uncle Al

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I have yet to fully understand what the point is in disrupting anyone else's game play. It's one thing to deal with cheaters and hackers and maybe this is really what it's all about. If you don't like to play on line, then stick to the single player version. If they want to do some real good, find a way to REQUIRE game makers to produce both single and multi player versions of any game.

By God, I have yet to have anybody successfully hack my game of tidley winks!
 

m4a4

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I have yet to fully understand what the point is in disrupting anyone else's game play. It's one thing to deal with cheaters and hackers and maybe this is really what it's all about. If you don't like to play on line, then stick to the single player version. If they want to do some real good, find a way to REQUIRE game makers to produce both single and multi player versions of any game.

By God, I have yet to have anybody successfully hack my game of tidley winks!
Yeah, it's generally done for some shallow level of "revenge", or for twisted amusement (or some other petty thing). Same goes for swatting other players (and even toxic chat).

Done by people who lack a base level of respect for other people. The anonymity doesn't help either...
 
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kevbev89

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I have yet to fully understand what the point is in disrupting anyone else's game play. It's one thing to deal with cheaters and hackers and maybe this is really what it's all about. If you don't like to play on line, then stick to the single player version. If they want to do some real good, find a way to REQUIRE game makers to produce both single and multi player versions of any game.

By God, I have yet to have anybody successfully hack my game of tidley winks!
In generally it is to drop someone else on the opposing team to give your team a massive edge. And can be done to be purely petty and trollish.
 

lipe123

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Seriously selling DDOS attacks should be punishable by death.
The amount of disruption these things cause to ISP's is insane!

It's such a blatant a-hole move and I'm not sure why there are not more public crackdowns on these "services"
 
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