Few weeks ago Battlefield 1 beta was attacked by a group of hackers who took down EA servers for several hours before players were able to experience Battlefield 1.
Lizard Squad, a group of hackers who was responsible for DDoS attack on EA. The group promised to do it again when the Battlefield 1 comes out on October 2. Thankfully, two members of the group are now arrested which means Battlefield 1’s release may go smoothly without any attack.
Zachary Buchta of Maryland and Bradley Han Willem Van Rooy of The Netherlands were charged in the U.S. District Court of Chicago. The court also ordered the closure of four domain names associated with hacking.
Lizard Squad is also responsible for the 2014 attack on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. Every so often we see DDoS attacks on various companies including Day Break, Sony, Microsoft, EA, Blizzard and more.
Battlefield 1 is releasing on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and EA Origin for PC later this month. We will have to wait and see if remaining members of the Lizard Squad attempt to take the servers down in retaliation.