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He is right, what are you trying to argue?

He is trying to argue, "I don't like it when people don't agree with me!"
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This is what ranked will do to you!
Hehe, sounds about right to be perfectly honest.. Some people, even friends I talk with, take LoL WAY too seriously ._.'
 
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i blame garnetalexandros....
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Have you seen how much press LoL tourneys get? Intel/Nvidia/AMD sponsorships? They are fairly noteable and probably have tons of money and connections. If they felt like they wanted to investigate, I'm fairly certain they would get the information they wanted. I'm sure they are watching it to see if it's organized, or just some nerd rage.
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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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Trace IP's... hand to police... Jail time.

Note, most traffic from DDoS attacks are from botnets. Meaning even if you managed to work out the actual IPs, get the physical location of that device at the that time, you'd be prosecuting relatively innocent, unknowing citizens. Considering the average scale of a DDoS, you'd be looking at a 2-3% successful verdict rate, which is just ridiculous.

So no, IPs alone are not enough to prosecute anyone. Referencing IPs with say, common service usage, like facebook/google sessions might be more accurate, but it would have to be pretty damn complex, require public/private integration. And even then, once a legitimate DoS'er is aware of this, they'll have a multitude of ways to spoof that information too.
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I came in to say one word, "Skids"

But I see they have already made their presence known on this thread...
    
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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.
Not really. Most ISPs (all that I know of) won't let you send IP packets when the source IP isn't yours, they'll just drop them.

DDOS works when a lot of compromised computers (as in the owners are innocent) are attacking a server, and then there's really not that much you can do about it.
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post #29 of 44
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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.

This isn't accurate anymore.

Maybe 3-4 years ago but, now? No.

There is no such thing as anonymity on the internet if someone is willing to put forth the effort...Especially if it's an admin.

I'm not going to actually go into detail but, I'd suggest you do more research because it's traceable...It's purely a question of: Is it worth the effort? Riot thinks so...
post #30 of 44
Sounds like the skids are bored again...

OFFTOPIC: My brother was complaining this morning asking why his LoL client kept crashing at the summoning stage. Now he knows why. It was kinda satisfying to hear nerd rage coming from the computer though, LOL
 
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