Battlefield 3: EA / DICE have now admitted they have failed to stop the on going “Denial of Service Attack”.
After many attempts to fix this issue they finally released a statement saying they are working around the clock to mitigate the impact of an ongoing attack.
The current BF3 and Battelog outages are a result of activity that appears to be aimed at overwhelming our game servers. We are working diligently to resolve the server issues. Thanks for your patience.
Thank you for being understanding. We are going to try our best to get everyone back onto the battlefield as soon as possible.