The MMO Final Fan­ta­sy 14 recent­ly had the ear­ly access and offi­cial launch of the Storm­blood expan­sion. Users expe­ri­enced a num­ber of issues at launch that pre­vent­ed users from play­ing the new con­tent. 

It was ini­tial­ly believed that the issues were pure­ly caused by the servers being unable to han­dle the sheer amount of peo­ple play­ing the game. Now Square Enix has stat­ed that a third par­ty is launch­ing a DDoS attack on the servers in the NA data cen­ter. Fur­ther­more these attacks have been hap­pen­ing since the ear­ly access launch on June 16th and have con­tin­ued since. 

Square Enix had this to say to fans:

Our technical staff is continuing to work on countermeasures for this issue.
However, with the attack we are currently experiencing, only a massive number of access attempts are being made, so character data and personal information registered to our customers’ accounts are not in danger of being exposed.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may be causing.”