In January 2020, Ubisoft filed a lawsuit against the operators of SNG.one, a website that allegedly offered to provide DDoS attacks against online games, including Rainbow Six Siege. In a default ruling earlier this month, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California ruled in favor of Ubisoft and awarded him more than $ 153,000.
Prior to the lawsuit, the SNG.one website was advertised as a service to test firewalls against attacks. But Ubisoft alleged that its operators also offered services through other websites, including r6s.support, which specifically targeted Rainbow Six Siege for DDoS attacks. He also stated that when the lawsuit was filed, the defendants "attempted to conceal in haste evidence of their involvement," including the publication of a false notice on one of their websites alleging that Microsoft and Ubisoft they had confiscated the domain.
Now the confiscation is real. Ubisoft filed a default sentence in February after defendants did not respond to the lawsuit, according to Dot Sports report, and earlier this month this request was granted: Benjamin Ruesnik, Dennis Kruk and Roland-Daniel Soos were ordered to pay a total of $ 153,094.04 to Ubisoft for their problems.
As an interesting note, almost all of this amount will go to lawyers:
- $ 5,280 in research expenses
- $ 4,352.04 in other costs
- $ 143,460 in attorney's fees
Defendants were also ordered to shut down the DDoS services and websites they were operating (sng.one, r6.support, r6s.support, stress-stresser-stressingstressers.com and r6ddos.com, all of them currently offline) and to transfer control of any relevant domain name to Ubisoft. They are now also legally prohibited from contacting people attempting to play Rainbow Six Siege, including "harming the integrity, availability or status of R6S servers and networks".
The incidence and impact of DDoS attacks on Rainbow Six Siege have improved considerably over the past two years, but it remains a constant concern. In its latest version "Main issues and concerns of the community"Update," Ubisoft said, "will continue to look for continuous improvement methods as we try to protect players from DDoS attacks," particularly on consoles.