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EVE Online, Minecraft, League of Legends hit by hack menace
Posted: 15.06.2011 13:16 by Simon Priest Comments: 8
Sci-fi MMO EVE Online from CCP, indie phenomenon Minecraft and DotA-flavoured League of Legends were all bombarded by hack group 'LulzSec' yesterday.

They launched DDoS attacks against the three titles in an event they called 'Titantic Takeover Tuesday', highlighting how serious these 'pranks' are becoming.


The hacking group shows no sign of remorse and continues to treat the affair as something celebratory and communal. "Silly Eve have taken their entire network offline after our very simple DDoS attack. Oh well, another day, another lulz!" twittered LulzSec.

The login servers for the three games were crippled knocking them offline. Gaming website The Escapist was also hit. "And that concludes our DDoS party: Escapist Magazine, Eve Online, Minecraft, League of Legends + 8 phone requests," they said.

Bethesda, Nintendo and Sony are all recent victims of the group. Hacking groups are becoming ever more tyrannical and have stepped up attacks ever since the vow from Anonymous to effectively destroy Sony's online operations.

Is this what we'll be suffering regularly from now on? Roll on Skynet.
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Comments

By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Jun 15, 2011
SirRoderick
Well if anyone was still questioning the ethical character of these hackers, this should make it easier to see they are just a bunch of anarchistic douchebags.

I don't even think they are getting anything out of this finnancially, they just want to screw people over.
By Knave (SI Core) on Jun 15, 2011
Knave
They truly are doing it for the 'lulz'. It was at least mildly entertaining when they were going after the big guys like Sony.

But what do you prove when you go after small companies like ccp and mojang?
By JPerry06 (SI Core) on Jun 15, 2011
JPerry06
i think its a joke really and would like to see them face some sort of criminal offence.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jun 15, 2011
herodotus
Very hard to define an adequate punishment for these miscreants and misfits, as I don't personally believe jail/gaol isn't the answer. Lifetime bans on owning or operating a PC doesn't practically work. Jail turns mild crooks into hardened ones and community service is a joke.
Getting your jollies by hurting innocents, albeit indirectly is a crime though and must be punished.
Guantanamo perhaps?
By PowerJack (SI Elite) on Jun 15, 2011
PowerJack
Since I'm not a MMO gamer I don't really care, heck I'm actually enjoying all the chaos.

Still I think this is more of a phase till the end of the year it should at least simmer down.

Or I could be wrong an this is the start of a new World War, in this case lets call it WWWW.

^.^
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Jun 16, 2011
SirRoderick
Not being an MMO player myself, I honestly can't see why you're so relaxed on this. If they let things like this slide, we're in for a decade of online hell.
By PowerJack (SI Elite) on Jun 16, 2011
PowerJack
Isn't that fun?

CHAOS RISING!!!
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Jun 17, 2011
SirRoderick
....fun, yes....I guess.