World of Warcraft Classic, the alleged perpetrator of the recent DDoS attack arrested

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World of Warcraft Classic

On 7 September, as we reported, a DDoS attack on World of Warcraft Classic brought the North American servers to their knees, preventing players from accessing the Realms for many hours.

Yesterday, a Blizzard Entertainment community manager said that following a brief investigation conducted by the Blizzard Security Team with law enforcement agencies, the man suspected of causing the attack was arrested. The company has not disclosed its identity, so at the moment we do not know if it is the same person who had pre-announced the attack 30 minutes before its actual implementation, and that before the cancellation of the account on Twitter was done call UkDrillas.

Both in the United States of America and in Europe, DDoS attacks are considered serious crimes, liable to detention which can last up to several years. In the UK, in particular, they are rather strict, since the perpetrators can be assigned a sentence of up to 10 years.