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Ubisoft Says Server Downtime Due To Attacks

Ubisoft have told Eurogamer that yesterday's DRM server outages were caused by external attacks, and that they did not affect 95% of players. "Servers were attacked and while the servers did not go down, service was limited from 2.30pm to 9pm Paris time," they explained to the big EG. They also apologise to those who were affected by this, explaining that they represented only 5% of players. This adds a sense of scale to the statements made by the Ubisoft community manager yesterday. It also acts as a confirmation from Ubisoft that their new DRM system is vulnerable to DOS attacks, meaning they are unable to ensure customers can play their single-player games.

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