Ubisoft's Internet DRM Servers Are Under Attack

Gamers trying to play Silent Hunter 5 and Assassin's Creed II over the weekend might have been unable to due to Ubisoft's DRM server being down.

The games publisher is now telling that the outage was due to an denial of service attack. The company announced via its Twitterstream:

Apologies to anyone who couldn’t play ACII or SH5 yesterday. Servers were attacked which limited service from 2:30pm to 9pm Paris time

95% of players were not affected, but a small group of players attempting to open a game session did receive denial of service errors

Shortly after, Ubisoft added the following tweet, expressing its pleasure in its war against piracy.

We're happy to say ACII & SH5 are withstanding the efforts to crack them. We see the rumors but still confirm no valid cracked versions exist

Those behind the attacks haven't given up. Ubisoft most recently tweeted again:

Our servers are under attack again. Some gamers are experiencing trouble signing in. We're working on it and will keep you posted

Stay tuned.

Create a new thread in the UK News comments forum about this subject
This thread is closed for comments
Comment from the forums
    Your comment
  • N19h7M4r3
    Ubisoft really doesnt understand that the attacks wont stop until the hackers find something better to do, or they give in to their demands of taking that awful of the market and patch the game to not require it... Ubisoft is blind with power and they are just starting to hit a walls...
  • wifiwolf
    Just protecting their business. I don't really agree with their ways but one does what he can. And a true hacker likes some good challenge.
  • Anonymous
    ROFL Epic Fail on listening to your customers Ubisoft!!!