The attacks on Session 42 Studios were a serious and significant threat to the company's online presence and operations. Cyber attacks can have a range of impacts on a business, from financial losses and damage to reputation to legal consequences and lost productivity. In this post, we'll attempt to explain and reveal what happened.
In this case, it appears that the attacks were targeted at one of the company's partners, Anonymous Systems and that they simply moved to Session 42 Studios' servers after experiencing their own attacks. This highlights the importance of collaborating with trusted partners and ensuring that all parties involved have robust security measures in place.
It is not uncommon for cyber attackers to remain anonymous or to use false identities, making it difficult for companies to identify and hold them accountable for their actions. However, it is still important for companies to try to understand the motivations behind an attack and to take steps to prevent similar attacks from occurring in the future. This may involve improving security measures, educating employees on cybersecurity best practices, and working with cybersecurity experts to identify and address vulnerabilities.
When did it start?
Everything started a while ago when Session 42 Studios decided to join the ROBLOX-to-web and web-to-ROBLOX industry. That was the moment we decided to upgrade our web servers to support larger databases, more requests, more storage, etc. We chose to host the website and databases of one of our partners, Anonymous Systems, used for product licenses, blacklists, and more. Anonymous Systems' web servers were attacked before. Not long after they switched to our servers, the server load increased unimaginably. It started.
Despite being unable to identify the perpetrators of the attacks on Session 42 Studios with certainty, the company has suspicions about who may be responsible. We are looking into the competitors of Anonymous Systems, which had previously threatened to launch DDoS attacks against the company's websites. It is not uncommon for cyber attacks to be carried out by competitors or other malicious actors with a grudge or personal animosity towards a particular business or individual. In these cases, it can be difficult for the target company to gather concrete evidence linking the attackers to the incident.
In addition to the suspects mentioned in the previous statement, it is also possible that an individual who had previously attempted to shut down Anonymous Systems could be responsible for the attacks on Session 42 Studios. This individual tried to infiltrate the company and gain access to confidential, staff-only information as part of their plan to take down the company. This individual was unsuccessful in their efforts and felt that they had been defeated, so they may have decided to launch a series of attacks against the company's servers using brute force and request attacks.
Brute force attacks involve the use of automated tools to try to guess login credentials or other sensitive information by attempting a large number of possible combinations. These types of attacks can be difficult to defend against, as they rely on sheer computational power and can take a long time to complete. Request attacks, on the other hand, involve bombarding a server or website with an overwhelming number of requests in an effort to overwhelm the system and cause it to crash or become unavailable. Both types of attacks can have serious consequences for the target company, including financial losses, damage to reputation, and lost productivity.
For privacy reasons, we cannot reveal the saboteur's identity.
In the end, the efforts of the troublemaker to launch DDoS attacks against Session 42 Studios were ultimately unsuccessful. The company had to change the web server's IP address multiple times in order to escape the DDoS tools being used against them, but they were ultimately able to protect their websites and stabilize the server load. This is a testament to the measures that the company took to protect itself against cyber attacks and the importance of being proactive in defending against such threats.
While it is not uncommon for companies to experience cyber-attacks, it is important for businesses to have contingency plans in place to deal with such threats. This may involve implementing strong security measures, educating employees on best practices, and working with cybersecurity experts to identify and address vulnerabilities. By taking these steps, companies can minimize the impact of cyber-attacks and maintain the stability and security of their online systems.