WoW Classic DOWN as Blizzard confirm new attack on World of Warcraft servers

Blizzard has confirmed that WoW Classic servers have gone down again due to a second World of Warcraft DDoS attack.

The server had crashed yesterday after being attacked but has now been struck again for the second time in two days.

Its first wave of server crashes had been predicted by a Twitter account, which has since been shut down.

This was followed by an official confirmation from Blizzard, revealing that a DDoS attack had knocked servers and realms offline.

It's unclear how long the latest disruption will last.

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"We are currently monitoring a DDOS attack against network providers which is affecting latency/connections to our games," a message from Blizzard on the latest attack explains.

"Our teams are currently investigating issues impacting realm stability. Thank you all for your reports."

It had taken hours for the WoW Classic servers to return to normal on Saturday.

One angry user on Twitter said that today’s attack is from the same person who predicted it on Twitter yesterday.

The user wrote: "I went to the Twitter of the guy from the attack yesterday (before it was suspended) and he said he was going to bed and ‘will be back tomorrow’.

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"So most likely him again. Unless, as others have said, servers are just having their own issues."

A distributed denial of service attack is an attempt to bring down a large network by overwhelming it with bogus requests.

The most common way to pull this off is by using botnets and creating fake traffic, making it impossible for the service to fulfil its standard commands.

It's unclear if this DDoS attack is being conducted by the same group as yesterday or that servers are being targeted by different people.

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In its statement yesterday, Blizzard had said: "Today, Saturday, September 7, the World of Warcraft service has been negatively impacted by an ongoing distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.

"For several hours today, we’ve repeatedly seen WoW realms targeted and taken offline by the attacker(s).

"It is our top priority to resolve any issues that prevent players from being able to smoothly play World of Warcraft.

"However, it is the nature of DDoS attacks that players may experience the game becoming unavailable. If you are disconnected or have issues logging in, please be patient and wait a few minutes before trying again."

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