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When it comes to just throwing UDP packets at a server to DDoS it, you can just spoof the IP because you don't need a reply, scramble the numbers so that the data is in no way traceable. Unfortunately, most attacks now a days are impossible to trace, even if it comes from a single host. The mechanics of the current internet don't allow for it.

Thanks for a reasoned response. I still suspect there will be ways which will take a lot of effort though, but if it is worth it is a different story. I mean they must be "talking" about it on some IRC or something. try planting some employees in there and try and dig infos
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Trace IP's... hand to police... Jail time.
an IP address doesn't automatically give them your real name and home address, they have to contact the ISP, many times the ISP won't give up personal information, unless its something serious like a murder, or somebody hacking into government files
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an IP address doesn't automatically give them your real name and home address, they have to contact the ISP, many times the ISP won't give up personal information, unless its something serious like a murder, or somebody hacking into government files

If the police tell them to they have to give up the information.
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Trace IP's... hand to police... Jail time.

/Doesn't know how a DDOS attack works

A DDOS attack is usually carried out by a botnet controled by a remote hacker. A command is sent to the infected computers to start DDosing the website it is very hard to trace as the IP addresses attacking the website are not the attackers but rather people who have a virus. If it were as easy as you assume it was DDosing would never be a problem and companys wouldn't spend huge amounts of money defending against it.
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U know how a DDOS works right?

It actually is traceable...It's just a question of effort and if it's worth taking the time to trace the IP.

Signed, an actual, real life, Admin that has traced & reported DDoS offenders.
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People in the LoL community call this "LoLDrop." It drops the game by flooding the server until it can't receive data from anyone... so the game disappears. I wonder what will happen?
     
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/Doesn't know how a DDOS attack works
A DDOS attack is usually carried out by a botnet controled by a remote hacker. A command is sent to the infected computers to start DDosing the website it is very hard to trace as the IP addresses attacking the website are not the attackers but rather people who have a virus. If it were as easy as you assume it was DDosing would never be a problem and companys wouldn't spend huge amounts of money defending against it.

ARE YOU JOKING ME? I think you'll find I know a LOT more than DDoS than you think. God.
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DDoS attacks are quite commonplace nowadays so I don't really see why this is news, although for a game like League of Legends, it's pretty important. I mean, ever wonder why you were playing a game online and suddenly get your connection dropped? This has been happening since way back in the day of online video gaming. Anyways, I really hope someone sorts out this mess.
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Trace IP's... hand to police... Jail time.

someone better find out where they dun goofed so that they can be backtraced and reported to the cyberpolice so that consequences will never be the same!
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ARE YOU JOKING ME? I think you'll find I know a LOT more than DDoS than you think. God.

He is right, what are you trying to argue?

A DDOS is typically done by a botnet, if you trace an ip, you will find an infected computer, not the person who initiated the attack.

To find the attacker you need to analyze the malware, find out where it gets its commands from. Combined with tor and bitcoins, even if you find a server that spreads the commands, you won't find the person who sends the commands...

People that get caught DDOSing are the people who think they are part of 'anon', and run LOIC from their own computers. That is not happening here.

Or you have to be the operator of a botnet large enough to attract the wrath of Microsoft and the Feds. Riot is just a games company, they don't have the influence to do anything about this.
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