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Hackers Claim Takedown Of Battle.net, League Of Legends, EA.com

Hackers Claim Takedown Of Battle.net, League Of Legends, EA.com

A group of hackers going by the name DERP has launched DDoS attacks on a number of big games and websites today, bringing a number of them down, including the homepage of Electronic Arts.

The attacks have been focused on a single gamer – Phantoml0rd – and have been systematically trying to crash all of the games he regularly streams on his Twitch page, including World of Warcraft and League of Legends. Both of those games were brought down for a small time earlier today, as you’ll see below.

Hackers Claim Takedown Of Battle.net, League Of Legends, EA.com
Hackers Claim Takedown Of Battle.net, League Of Legends, EA.com

The group – or maybe it’s just one guy, we’re looking into it – then moved onto other targets like Club Penguin and Electronic Arts, whose website EA.com was still down at time of writing.

TARGET ACQUIRED! http://t.co/Y39Zvq0C4s (US) #offline

– DERP (@DerpTrolling) December 30, 2013

In the meantime http://t.co/hWPM4W1092 #offline

– DERP (@DerpTrolling) December 30, 2013

We’ve contacted Riot, EA and Blizzard, and will update if we hear back.

DERP [Twitter]