Originally Posted by epic1337
i also think the DDoS service company should be litigated for allowing misuse of their service.
it doesn't matter whether Ubisoft is involved or not, its clearly illegal to DDoS someone without their consent, e.g. how would you feel like if that service was used on you?
I think thats the best thing that can come from this. Basically add some regulations to these services or systems. Granted this didn't blow up enough to create visibility to the issue, but eventually there will be one. Like someone using this service to take down the services to a hospital and due to a 15 minute service outage someone died from that. I guess i kinda feel like someone has to die to bring light on an issue.... but it does make sense. You have stuff like this, which cost companies millions of dollars... but we have bigger issues to deal with especially is people are dying from it.
The next level move would be Ubisoft using the SNG service to DDOS itself. But, you KNOW SNG would sue Ubisoft in a second in that situation and people will vilify Ubisoft for that too. Ubisoft will be vilified from it, for which they should, because anyone who DDOS with a harmful intent is bad. I dont understand why offering a DDOS service doesn't vilify them like the Mafia. Yeah, SNG is sticking it to the man legally! ...Ohh... its also used to target the super nice awesome indie devs too...
One cool thing that can happen from this is Ubisoft or Gov getting access to the culprits info from SNG. We wont shut you down, but give us the names of the people who are using your service to attack us and we will deal with them ourselves. Granted, stolen credit cards, fake names, tunnels, and proxies can help keep the user anonymous, but it will probably catch 75% of the script kiddies which is cool because it will build a stigma against using this service without any recourse.