NetherRealm confirmed that some hackers are using DDoS attacks to manipulate the leaderboard scores in Mortal Kombat 11 game.
“We are aware of numerous DDoS attacks perpetrated by a certain player in the Kombat League. We intend to make use of all options available to us to address this situation,” NetherRealm Studios tweeted.
One of the lethal and fatal game, Mortal Kombat 11 has its niche in the gaming community. But, recently some customers alleged that they were facing some glitches and threats online. It went to the extreme when the home address of some players of MK11 was posted online. Allegedly, a hacker on the online leader board in MK11 is causing such nuisance.
NetherRealm is uncertain on the number of hackers involved in these alleged attacks. It can be one hacker or group of hackers.
It is speculated that hacker goes with a different name, and he seems to rise in leaderboard ranking without any proof.
Hacker is exploiting the IP address of his opponents. Targeted players are met with DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks. In DDoS attacks, attacks come from multiple sources, so it is not feasible to recover from the attack, as you can’t save yourself from multiple attacks at once.
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These attacks cause unwanted traffic to flow into the player’s router and at a certain point, it gets so bad, that their system get disconnected losing the points and the hacker wins the points.
People are claiming that something could be wrong with the security of Mortal Kombat 11 game. NetherRealm is looking into the issue and will surely head-on delve into resolving it. Nobody knows what actions will NetherRealm will take if they can catch the hacker.