The 888poker network is the latest online poker group to face a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, as the company reported multiple attacks on their site since last week.
The company revealed that attacks have been experienced since September 5th, knocking down the servers and keeping players from accessing the tables and playing the games. The attacks were still occurring as of September 11th, although the company asserted that no player information was at risk. A DDoS attack occurs when hackers flood a specific website's servers with traffic, causing them to break down from the influx of traffic.
A representative for 888poker took to the popular 2+2 poker forum and wrote: "As many of you may already know, we have experienced intermittent disruptions of our service to you due to DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks. This has affected our ability to provide you with a comprehensive poker experience. On behalf of the team, I apologise for the inconvenience caused and want you to know that the entire 888poker Team continues to work diligently to mitigate these attacks. Addressing technical issues, outstanding member concerns and restoring normality to our poker room is our top priority. As you can imagine, our contact volumes are much higher than usual; therefore there may be delays in our responses. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to work to get our service to you."
Last month poker sites PokerStars, Americas Cardroom, and others suffered similar attacks, knocking them out as major tournaments were scheduled to begin. Casino Listings News will keep up on this story and update readers as we learn more.