A.V.A - Alliance of Valiant Arms DDoS Response

By Rebecca Smith, 10 months ago
Hi guys,

PM Spocktapus here once again. I just wanted to reach out to you all to say sorry for the connection issues lately. AVA has, in the last few days, been subjected to a series of DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks.

Given the nature of these attacks, mitigation by our Operations team and by our ISP has been only moderately successful. This has necessitated an emergency maintenance and continued monitoring by both our ISP and ourselves. While we continue to improve our ability to respond to these attacks it is considerably easier to launch a DDoS than to prevent one. You can read more about how a DDoS is structured here.

We're putting all of our resources into this right now and we will keep you updated as new information comes to hand.

Additionally, we will be issuing a special compensation package to everyone once we have worked past this that will include a permanent pistol and a permanent melee weapon.

We hope to have more good news for you very soon,
PM Spocktapus
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueSteamAchievements, TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she can usually be found sharpening her very, VERY, pointy grammar stick in anticipation of its imminent use. Outside of TSA, TA and TT, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. At home, with a variety of PCs and consoles on hand from which to choose, starting with a ZX Spectrum, games are never far away there either. However, as you're not supposed to have an unhealthy obsession with just a single subject, she also likes to read and dream about owning her own tribe of minions. She'll occasionally go outside.