Salem, OR. — Two months ago we told you about a DDos attack that took down EA servers, making it impossible to get online for games like Madden 17.
Two weeks ago some of those responsible for the attacks were apprehended.
According to krebsonsecurity.com – “The U.S. Justice Department has charged two 19-year-old men alleged to be core members of the hacking groups Lizard Squad and PoodleCorp. The pair are charged with credit card theft and operating so-called “booter”or “stresser” services that allowed paying customers to launch powerful attacks designed to knock Web sites offline.”
Full article can be found here: Feds Charge Two In Lizard Squad Investigation
Unfortunately or us gamers, this will only stop “hackers” momentarily as others keep popping up. All we can really do is hope that as the season moves along things like this will be kept to a minimum.