Cyber attacks targeting players in an online Minecraft tournament leave a country offline
25 ene 2022 01:27 GMT
The tournament, which is organized and streamed on Twitch, provides a $100,000 purse to the winner.
Telecom Andorra, the country’s only Internet service provider, was the victim on Friday and Saturday of a series of cyber attacks, which sometimes left the European principality without a network connection. According to the company, these attacks were committed to harm the participants of an international Minecraft video game tournament, which was awarded an award $100,000And Tells local media.
As it turned out, attacks that left a certain sector of the principality without the Internet sought to influence an event Organizer Broadcast on Twitch, 150 players from Spain, Latin America and Andorra compete in a Minecraft tournament themed “Squid Game”.
According to reports, during the tournament, which was held on Friday and Saturday, the company was subjected to two denial of service (DDoS) attacks, which caused Andorran players to suffer from connectivity problems, which caused the exclusion of many participants.
The company said that these attacks consist of sending a large volume of unwanted data traffic to servers, in order to saturate them and prevent users from accessing the network.
“We inform you that the Internet is suffering from a Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. As a result, some users may have difficulty browsing the Internet. We are mitigating this,” mentioned The company via Twitter shortly after it was attacked.
Andorra Telecom spokesman Carles Casadevall explained that “the attack targeted YouTubers living in the country and was the most ferocious ever on the Andorra network.” He also highlighted that the effects were quickly mitigated thanks to the specific shields the company’s servers had for this type of attack.
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