DDoS attacks on Minecraft event crippled the internet of a European country

The series of DDoS attacks took place during a live online gaming event titled “SqiudCraft” (inspired by Netflix’s Squid Game), while the country to suffer the most is Andorra, officially the Principality of Andorra, a small country in Europe.

A multi-day Netflix’s Squid Game-inspired gaming tournament titled SquidCraft on Minecraft was held between January 19th to January 24th. The event was hosted by Twitch Rivals. But it impacted a small European country named Andorra in the most bizarre manner.

For your information, Twitch Rivals is an esports tournament and online competitive event featuring Twitch streamers and former pro players. Unfortunately, during the event that ended just yesterday, Andorra’s only Internet service provider (ISP) Andorra Telecom, was targeted with a series of massive DDoS attacks causing the whole country’s internet to shut down.

Reportedly, the DDoS attack happened during the tournament’s second day, when eight or more competitors got their connections disrupted simultaneously, and the country’s internet infrastructure went offline.

The internet services remained unavailable for more than 30 minutes. Due to the DDoS attacks, the hometown participants from Andorra were eliminated from the competition, and NetBlocks confirmed the attack via Twitter.

According to NetBlocks, a watchdog organization that monitors

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