Although distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) aren’t as big of an issue as they once were for Rainbow Six Siege, publisher Ubisoft continues its fight against providers of such services. According to Polygon, Ubisoft filed a lawsuit Thursday against DDoS websites sng.one and r6s.support. The suit targets a group of individuals operating websites that sell DDoS services for a monthly fee.
Ubisoft’s lawsuit focuses on sng.one, a website providing DDoS services for multiple online multiplayer games in a tier-based system. Prices range from $10 for a monthly subscription to $300 for “lifetime” access. Alongside Rainbow Six Siege, the website sells DDoS capabilities for Fortnite, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4, and FIFA 20.
The lawsuit notes that the defendants, which are the owners of the website, are “well aware of the harm that the DDoS Services and DDoS Attacks cause to Ubisoft.” Not only that, but a Twitter account allegedly operated by one of the defendants publicly mocked Ubisoft Support.
“Indeed, Defendants have gone out of their way to taunt and attempt to embarrass Ubisoft for the damage its services have caused to R6S,” reads part of the lawsuit.
Anticipating a legal action from Ubisoft, the website’s owners put up a fake “seizure notice”, stating that the site had been taken down by Microsoft and Ubisoft.
DDoS attacks in Rainbow Six Siege were at their peak last summer in Operation Phantom Sight. After the problem reached critical mass on all platforms, Ubisoft was forced to deploy countermeasures. The studio’s efforts were highly successful, and the developers reported a 93% drop in the frequency of DDoS attacks. Over the next few seasons, Ubisoft managed to almost completely rid the game of DDoS attackers, but the damage had already been done.
Ubisoft’s lawsuit seeks compensation for the “serious and irreparable” caused by the websites, and asks the court to terminate the domains.