WWE News: WWE Network becomes victim of widespread cyber attack
The WWE Network was part of a major cyber attack in the US
There was a widespread cyber attack that happened yesterday, taking down several major websites such as Spotify, Twitter, Soundcloud, and Netflix. The WWE Network was among these websites in what is termed as a denial-of-service attack.
This is the second denial-of-service attack that WWE has faced. The above-mentioned websites were backed up within a few hours but WWE Network took a bit longer. It has however come back up since then.
Several media houses picked up the story and reported that The White House and The Department Of Defense were investigating the case.
A Denial-Of-Service attack is when a party makes a network resource unavailable for usage by people. It is not known who is behind the cyber hack or the motive behind this cyber attack.
Here is a report from CNBC
As mentioned in the video above, DINE, a website regarding domains has been under major target by the attackers. It is perhaps a method of getting one step further by the attackers.
The WWE Network is a long-term plan for the company. It is currently priced at $9.99. There were rumors that WWE would be buying the TNA and Ring Of Honor tape library and increasing the price up to $13.99 a month.
Thinking about it, that is still quite a steal of a deal, especially for those who live in countries where they get Pay-Per-Views live on the Network. The Network is home to thousands and thousands of hours of content.
The $9.99 is just the base price that is clearly being used to attract more and more people. So far, they have roughly 2 million paid subscribers on the WWE Network. Hopefully it won’t become a victim to the larger picture of the cyber hack in future.