I'm a live streamer on TwitchTV and with the attention of thousands of people comes a few devious ones. Lately someone has been using something to knock my gaming connection offline while I stream. I don't know how this person is obtaining my IP as I do not use Skype or any other direct communication tool. I've decided that it may be worth it for me to invest in a VPN service that I can use to mask my IP but this does not help while they still have my current IP. I don't know how to change that.
It's amazing to me that people would take it to this level. If you skip to 2:28:28 on my broadcast from last night (http://www.twitch.tv/unph4zed/b/372803370) you can see the DDoS start as my Teamspeak (3rd party hosted - Private Server) becomes distorted for roughly 30 seconds before totally disconnecting. At that point my gaming PC has no internet (Shaw). They do not have the IP of my streaming PC (on Telus connection) which is why my stream continues but I cannot browse/play on my gaming PC.
Thanks for your attention,