Ubisoft Suing DDoS Hackers Who Affected Rainbow Six Siege Servers
Ubisoft has officially filed a lawsuit against a website that allegedly sold a DDoS service that’s been used against Rainbow Six Siege servers. The site known as SNG.ONE sold subscriptions in exchange for access to hacks that could be used in harmful ways like the DDoS attacks. Not only was Rainbox Six Siege allegedly affected by SNG.ONE but so were FIFA 20, Fortnite and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The Ubisoft suit seeks damages, injunctive relief and other equitable relief from SNG.ONE but in the meantime, Rainbow Six Siege is available on PS4, PC and Xbox One.
Apparently, gamers utilizing the SNG.ONE hacks paid a lifetime rate of $299.85, allowing the most toxic of gamers to rig matches in their favor, bypass firewalls and perform the aforementioned DDoS attacks. A monthly subscription for the same access costs fans of SNG.ONE around $30, so it’s likely the website has made quite a bit of money off of messing with gaming devs, publishers, players, etc. which Ubisoft will be looking for in this lawsuit.
Rainbow Six Siege has historically been impacted by DDoS attacks and it looks like Ubisoft has found the culprit of most of them. Apparently, the owners of the website are aware of the damage they’ve done and, “indeed, Defendants have gone out of their way to taunt and attempt to embarrass Ubisoft for the damage its services have caused to [Rainbow Six Siege],” Ubisoft lawyers wrote when the lawsuit was filed. They also allege, “knowing that this lawsuit was imminent, Defendants have hastily sought to conceal evidence concerning their involvement, even going so far as to create and publish a fictional seizure notice on one of the websites used by Defendants.”
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