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DICE announces that DDoS attack continues on BF3 infrastructure despite security measures

Battlefield 3 continues to be hit by DDoS attack, rendering multiplayer unplayable

Trace Hagan | May 9, 2013 at 2:09 pm CDT (1 min, 18 secs time to read)

Battlefield 3 players will be saddened by the news that Battlefield 3 servers continue to be hit by a distributed-denial-of-service attack, rendering multiplayer basically unplayable. DICE has announced that, despite their security measures, the attack is continuing. They note that they are working around the clock to mitigate the impact.

DICE announces that DDoS attack continues on BF3 infrastructure despite security measures | TweakTown.com

Despite our security measures, we have been working around the clock to mitigate the impact of an ongoing denial-of-service attack on our Battlefield 3 game infrastructure over the last several days. While the motives are unclear, the focus of the attack has been interference with network communications preventing access to multiplayer gameplay. At this point, no user data is involved. We share your frustration about the impact this has had to our service and the ability for many of you to play Battlefield 3. We are working tirelessly to mitigate the problem.

As a part of our efforts to resolve these issues, we've conducted rolling restarts of Battlefield infrastructure servers to apply some updates. Thank you for your patience and support while we work to get everyone back and playing Battlefield 3 as soon as possible. More updates to come.

We previously reported how Battlefield 3 and Battlelog servers were under attack. At the time, it wasn't clear the nature of the attack, but it is starting to appear to be just a malicious attack to prevent users from playing. As noted by the DICE team above, no user data is involved.

We'll be sure to update you as soon as DICE and EA get this DDoS under control and multiplayer is brought back online.

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Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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