10/21/10

DDoS Attack on minecraft.net?

So apparently minecraft.net is/was the victim of a DDoS-attack today. Exactly who did it and for what reason is unknown, however the following message has appeared on the internet in which an anonymous person claims responsibility for the attack. Whether or not the messenger is truly responsible is unknown.

"Minecraft is currently experiencing a stimulation provided by us.

It's purpose is to send Notch a clear message of how the future of minecraft will turn out unless he gets to work, namely by influencing the amount of sales taking place, due to the attacks.

Start providing your customers with the updates that you promise them.

We have roughly 83,000 bots available, and preserved for this seizure, we could if we wanted to keep this going for weeks, however we have decided to give it a week, and see whether or not your attitude, and commitment will change, we believe it will when money stops rolling in for the time being...

anyhow, no we're not from roblox, or any other minecraft clone, not to mention none of us have been around 4chan for years, and nor has any real 4channers for that matter, its all newfags now, and has been for quite a few years."

A counter-productive method of demanding more updates if you ask me. Notch had the following to say in his latest blog post:

"DDoS stands for “Distributed Denial of Service”. Denial of Service means you occupy certain resources for a long period of time, making other people not able to use them. A real world example would be running up to the cashier at a super market and paying in small coins, counting every single one really slowly, then finding out at the end you didn’t have enough in the first place.

The “Distributed” means it’s done from a lot of places at the same time, so it’s much harder to simply deny access to the clients that do that. Usually this is done via computers infected with trojans, so people participate in this without even knowing they’re doing it.

As to why minecraft.net is being targeted, I’m not sure.

While the guys hosting my server are looking into things, I’ll get back to coding."

I'm curious exactly why the attack is happening. For now however let's just hope that the servers will be up and running again soon.

34 comments:

  1. I smell jealousy from EA. They failed with MoH, and some crazy member of the team went rage on Minecraft

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  2. Poor minecraft... the game doesn't deserve to be attacked, its cheap and addictive. Sounds like a good combo to me. Why don't they start DDoSing some of the real conartist in the industry?

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  3. well i'm with who did the attack anyway that 83,000 bot remember me something i'm not sure about was but a freind of me in past said me that a similar attack happened to some of famous wich i can't remember the name anyway the attacker said that he had a virus spread into 83000 pc and he was able to use them all to attack his site if he didn't provided 500 dollars to him lol

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  4. Yeah, seems kind of weird. I'm not unsatisfied with with the rate of updates or paying for it while it's only in alpha. I don't understand what those guys are talking about in the message.

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  5. minecraft is just popular, was it really ddos-attack?

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  6. hmm that sucks. Gotta get better servers!

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  7. I believe it was HACKERS.
    Thanks for the tip, but I didn't have that video dl'd. :D

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  8. It is probably those anonymous internets people. I hear they are nothing but trouble.

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  9. Its interesting to see the power that hackers possess, watch out google, facebook and youtube.
    followin&supportin
    nice post!

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  10. So some guy makes some money... Lets DDoS him! Sounds silly to me!

    chan.noisediary.com

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  11. Who would DDoS such an awesome game! Whatever they're hoping to accomplish clearly will not be just from one attack. Bah.

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  12. why would they ddos him, just let him make his game

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  13. Thanks for the visit! :)
    I'll be posting a new video soon, so keep checking.

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  14. Why would you hurt minecraft? Its so simple and pure D:

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  15. i play leggos on the computer

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  16. I don't agree with these silly attacks.

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  17. I'll put a link to your blog on my blog if you add this link to your site: www.minecraft-adventures.blogspot.com

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  18. DDOSING it so they update? That's pretty damn lame. Damn skids.

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  19. that sucks! minecraft is the besttt

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  20. why would people do that to the site?

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  21. thats a pity, but i hope it motivates the guy to make updates

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  22. i don't have an acount :(
    DAMN HACKERS! I WILL ESTART A REBELEON AGENST THEM! Join me, to join me say i'll join you. WE MUST STOP THEM, FOR MINECRAFT AND FOR ALL GREAT GAMES TO BE AFECTED!

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