As many know, I play Earth: 2025 (click on the link for a Wikipedia write-up) on a daily basis. It is simply a management game where you forge alliances and attack each other. Or you can be totally pacifist and play the market. Only a week ago, I made a large paper profit, if you could recall.
However, when stakes are high and the end of the competition is in sight, the server tends to go down for hours at a time. It is my pet theory that some players are in the habit of launching DOS (Denial of Service) attacks on the game servers. Such an attack cost me 150 million in lost sales yesterday.
Another notch in a day gone bad.