Ubisoft began legal prosecution of service operators for DDoS attacks, whose services were used by players in the fall of 2019 to attack Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege game servers.
Filed This Week lawsuit became the culmination of a situation that has been actively developing since last September. It was then that Ubisoft experts noticed a sharp increase in DDoS attacks on Rainbow Six Siege game servers, the cause of which was a fresh update, which resulted in the resetting of the global ranking of players. The fact is that players have discovered that they can trick higher in the new ranking. To do this, it was necessary to organize DDoS attacks on matches and force opponents to disconnect, thereby appropriating the victory for themselves.
Ubisoft dealt with the problem in a week by taking many countermeasures, which included server upgrades and a wave of bans for users who exploited DDoS attacks to gain rating. The company also warned that they plan to sue the services for hired DDoS attacks, whose services the players managed to use.
Now, according to court documents, Ubisoft kept her promise by filing a lawsuit against five people who, according to the company, are network operators of four DDoS services: SNG (.) One, r6ddos (.) Com, r6s (. ) support and stressed-stresser-stressing-stressers (.) com.
The plaintiffs are Dennis Crook (Germany), Maximilian Kuel (Germany), Kelvin Uttich (Nigeria), the individual identified in the lawsuit as BR (Netherlands), and another individual designated in the lawsuit only by email: apple.id12343 @ gmail.com.
According to Ubisoft, these five people received “substantial income” by advertising their services among Rainbow Six Siege players and offering them DDoS attacks at prices ranging from $ 11 a month to $ 300 for a lifetime subscription. Now the company intends not only to convict the above-mentioned persons, but also to recover from them a fee for the damage caused and expenses incurred as a result of the DDoS attacks. So, the company’s specialists were forced to urgently introduce new mechanisms for network and traffic management, designed to counter DDoS attacks; hire staff to solve player problems and detect attacks; Reduce the number of Rainbow Six Siege game matches per server, and so on.
Many may wonder why Ubisoft decided to legally prosecute these people and services, whereas in the network you can find dozens, if not hundreds of similar offers. Apparently, the fact is that one of the services listed above was created specifically for attacks on Rainbow Six Siege servers. According to the screenshot attached to the court documents, special attacks were provided on one of the four sites, including for Rainbow Six Siege servers.
In addition, the plaintiffs themselves attracted attention, as they openly troll Ubisoft official representatives on social networks and boasted that they could freely attack Rainbow Six Siege servers, as well as “repeatedly mocked Ubisoft’s security efforts.”