Americas Cardroom Experiencing DDoS Attacks
By Bob Garcia
If you’ve been on the Americas Cardroom client over the last couple of days, you may have been unable to login and play, depending on the time. The reason for this is that we’ve been experiencing some severe Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks since Wednesday afternoon from an unknown party.
For those of you who don’t know what a DDoS attack is, it’s essentially attempts to continually disrupt the customer (you) from accessing services of the host (us).
In many instances, these attacks are motivated by financial gain where the attacker asks for a ransom for the attacks to stop. However, it’s our policy to never pay ransom regardless of the cost, as we will never give in to cyber terrorism.
This isn’t the first time we’ve experienced these attacks, and we’re sure it won’t be the last. Our DDoS mitigation team is working around the clock to mitigate the attacks, and we’ll continue to work tirelessly until all systems are online and we continue to provide you with an excellent gameplay environment, just as we did the times before.
We greatly appreciate your patience while we deal with this issue. Depending on the status of the mitigation, some events in the tournament schedule may be cancelled while we gain full control of the situation.
Please keep checking back in the tournament lobby for further updates.