Online poker provider 888Poker has confirmed that since September 5 it has been the target of DDoS attacks similar to those experienced late last month by Winning Poker Network, PokerStars and PartyPoker (see previous reports).
The attacks disrupted operations last weekend, prompting the company to issue a statement which advised:
“As many of you may already know, we have experienced intermittent disruptions of our service to you due to DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks. This has affected our ability to provide you with a comprehensive poker experience.
“On behalf of the team, I apologise for the inconvenience caused and want you to know that the entire 888poker Team continues to work diligently to mitigate these attacks. Addressing technical issues, outstanding member concerns and restoring normality to our poker room is our top priority.
“As you can imagine, our contact volumes are much higher than usual; therefore there may be delays in our responses. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to work to get our service to you.”
888will be keen to sort out thje attackers prior to the start this week of its much-anticipated 34-event XL series online tournament, which runs through to September 23.