The same group of "hackers" who last week took credit for bringing down a number of big games and company websites are back at it, today taking responsibility for issues plaguing EA's Origin service on the PC.
We've directed the Gaben Laser Beam™ @ the EA login servers. Origin #offline
-- DERP (@DerpTrolling) January 3, 2014
While it can't be confirmed whether EA's servers have indeed been attacked, at time of posting Origin's servers are down; it's pinwheeling on startup for me before it can even tell me the servers are down.
In response, EA has tweeted:
We're working to resolve connectivity/login issues affecting various platforms/games. Thank you for your patience. Updates when available^EX
-- EA Support (@AskEASupport) January 3, 2014
UPDATE - Looks like Battlefield 4 is down as well.