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EVE, Minecraft, League of Legends taken offline by LulzSec

Tuesday, 14th June 2011 18:44 GMT By Patrick Garratt

EVE Online and Minecraft have both been taken offline this evening, following LulzSec claims they have been hit by DDOS attacks, with League of Legends the latest victim in the string of attacks today.

“EVE Online and related services are currently offline, to return ASAP after investigation of some issues,” CCP confirmed, before later adding: “EVE Online and related services experienced an Internet attack. We have taken them down as a security precaution.”

EVE’s website is now back up. The game has been back online since 11.00pm BST last night.

Minecraft’s site has now recovered, but was down earlier.

LulzSec took Minecraft’s servers “100% down”, but game creator Notch has confirmed the game is back up.

Minecraft’s log-in server quickly came back online, following LulzSec saying earlier it had been specifically targeted.

LulzSec has since tweeted that it currently planning another attack, but laying off Minecraft for now.

“We’re eying up the next target… laying off Minecraft,” reads the tweet. “So go play that. Preparing a cannon attack on our main artillery shells!”

This was followed up by a tweet that the League of Legends login servers were taken down.

Games site The Escapist has also been hit by the group, and is now down.

LulzSec has been apparently responsible for attacks on Nintendo, Sony Pictures, Bethesda and others in recent weeks.

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  1. Bluebird

    Can’t they just point out flaws, instead of taking stuff down and/or running away with private data.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Razor

    le sigh.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Patrick Garratt

    Just updated it. The whole game’s offline.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. themadjock

    This is actually getting very serious. They have hacked into part of the US government as well. I fear a “war on hacker” type loss of internet freedom will ensue by governmental controls to “protect” us

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    Next is VG247…

    I Hope not.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Razor

    VG247 has armed guards protecting everything.

    lulzsec won’t get through.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. ManuOtaku

    #4 And Maybe it was the people that controls the government all along all this time, this in order to achive that, i mean to “protect” us

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Patrick Garratt

    Minecraft’s been hit.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Gekidami

    If personal data was stolen, as reported. Then Bethesda wasnt hit with just a DDOS, at least not unless something happened since.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. LOLshock94

    is there any evidence if this is the same guy who hacked ps3 cause it sounds like nothing is being done to stop this guy

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Patrick Garratt

    @9 – Yep. I’ve edited it.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Bluebird

    I would assume that there is a quite a bit of activity in the background. Don’t think the authorities are standing by hoping it will blow over.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. DSB

    They probably realize that they’re gonna get caught at this point, and just go for any soft target that they have a chance of disrupting.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Xuchilbara

    I would love to find these guys and beat the shit out of them…

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Patrick Garratt

    Updated again. The Minecraft site’s back up, but the game’s offline.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Patrick Garratt

    Notch just said the game’s back up.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. tdrules

    Log in server is back up.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Patrick Garratt

    Ta.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. ultramega

    @1
    They do this for their own sick enjoyment. There’s no other excuse.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Wesker

    I’m looking forward to the future hacker movie directed by David Fincher. God, that’s oughta be good just like The Social Network!

    #20 3 years ago
  21. mathare92

    (Hope this hasn’t been said before :p)

    To quote Alfred (Michael Caine) in the Dark Knight:

    Some men aren’t looking for anything logical, like money. They can’t be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Lightmanone

    We should keep a log of who has been hit yet, mayor company’s have been hit already. I just don’t see Microsoft yet. I think it might be in consideration, I mean, it’s likely.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Blerk

    What the fuck did Minecraft ever do to anyone?

    Hackers, you are dicks. Why not go outside occasionally and try to get laid or something.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. jnms

    It’s pretty obvious that Joe Average is going to lose Internet freedom over this in order “to protect the public”.

    The ironic thing is that hackers don’t need Internet freedom. They will still be able to do their stuff regardless.

    Most governments have long been looking for an excuse to limit Internet access, and this might just be it.

    #24 3 years ago