Thursday, May 26, 2011

Heroes of Newerth shut down in India due to Cyber attack

S2 Games, developers of one of the most popular strategy games Heroes of Newerth, have just announced that they’re stopping all of the game’s related services in India as a result of a recent cyber attack against their servers.The attack can be traced back to recent discussions on the forum of the game, where Indian players were complaining about the lack of their country’s flag in the game’s customization options (while most other countries had their flags as a choosable option for players, India’s flag was strangely missing). Though the developers kept assuring people that this was a small oversight which they would correct soon enough, parts of the community were rather impatient – and in an immature way, too.
A group claiming to represent the Indian HoN community launched a massive DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack against the servers of the game’s developer, S2 Games. As a result, the company has decided to cut their service in the region until the issue has been resolved – which, for now, is set for “indefinitely.”

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