eRepublik under DDoS attacks

Day 770, 06:35 Published in by Plato

Dear citizens,

As some of you might have noticed by now, there were some server issues in the past 48 hours. The cause for them are some systematic DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks, coming from a huge number of random IPs. The botnet used (that is, attacks having the source in trojan-infected computers of innocent users) makes our job harder, because we can't just block those IPs. These types of attacks have one and just one purpose: kneeling down the servers. In our specific case it is a flood of UDP packets that causes the problems for our hosting provider.

Shortly said, in human language: one or more bad guys are expressing their “love” for eRepublik by trying to smash into pieces our little universe. And they try hard!

Right now we have half of the job done, and we hope that by tomorrow morning everything will be back to normal. We would like to apologize for any inconveniences, and assure you that we are doing everything that we can to protect eRepublik infrastructure from future attacks. It is in everybody's interest that the ones responsible for the attacks face the long arm of the EU and international laws and we will take all the necessary measures to achieve that.

Thanks for your support,
The eRepublik Team