Private Servers Hit by DDoS Attacks – Karma or Organized Attacks?
MapleStory private servers have been the target of numerous DDoS, or Distributed Denial of Service, attacks over the past several weeks and months. No stranger to DDoS attacks, MapleGlobal servers were also hit by a wave of DDoS attacks this past year resulting in destructive downtime.
For those of you who don’t know, a DDoS attack, as defined by wikipedia.org is:
A denial-of-service attack (DoS attack) or distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack) is an attempt to make a computer resource unavailable to its intended users. Although the means to carry out, motives for, and targets of a DoS attack may vary, it generally consists of the concerted efforts of a person or people to prevent an Internet site or service from functioning efficiently or at all, temporarily or indefinitely.
One common method of attack involves saturating the target (victim) machine with external communications requests, such that it cannot respond to legitimate traffic, or responds so slowly as to be rendered effectively unavailable. In general terms, DoS attacks are implemented by either forcing the targeted computer(s) to reset, or consuming its resources so that it can no longer provide its intended service or obstructing the communication media between the intended users and the victim so that they can no longer communicate adequately.
DDoS attacks are also illegal.
Denial-of-service attacks are considered violations of the IAB’s Internet proper use policy, and also violate the acceptable use policies of virtually all Internet Service Providers. They also commonly constitute violations of the laws of individual nations.
Those in the private server community have pointed the finger at ZakuraMS, a popular MapleStory private server, as they have been the only top server on GTop100 that has not been attacked. There is no proof to back up this accusation as of yet.
What do you think? Does someone just get their kicks DDoSing MapleStory private servers? Or are these organized attacks by ZakuraMS or another group?
Let us know in the comments. C’mon, the mushie demands it!