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Steam, Blizzard and EA hit by DDoS attacks

3 Jan 2014  by   Paul Younger
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There’s something about the new year that gets hackers all excited as the DDoS attacks continue.

The last major attack was on 31 December with DERP unleashing their DDoS on World of Tanks, EA, Blizzard, League of Legends and DOTA 2.It looks like the hangovers have worn off as once again they hit EA and Battlefield 4 servers.

https://twitter.com/DerpTrolling/status/418939956426321920

EA hopped on the case with a response.

https://twitter.com/AskEASupport/statuses/418957286543867904

In what may have been a response to that, we have no idea what’s behind their thinking with all this, another group decided Steam should be the target.

https://twitter.com/chFtheCat/status/418972380803780608

https://twitter.com/chFtheCat/status/419025926504980481

We are still seeing reports that Steam is still having issues despite the attack apparently having stopped.

And then it was on to BattleNet…

https://twitter.com/chFtheCat/status/419023015301505024

All this is being done for shits and giggles but really achieves nothing other than annoy gamers and cause some temporary headaches for server admins. The novelty will probably wear off in a few days but as the individuals involved are being encouraged by Twitter followers expect more outages.

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    clampdown
    +4

    Gotta get dat e-peen achievement I guess.

    January 3, 2014 at 3:08 pm

  2. DavidTheSlayer
    +4

    It’s nice to see people with such technical skills, but I wish they’d use them more responsibily by helping improve companies server’s rather than taking service’s down for 99% of those who wish to use them.

    January 3, 2014 at 4:44 pm

  3. Leo
    +10

    @DavidTheSlayer

    I’d hardly call using a tool *technical skills*

    They are skiddies (script kiddies), they use a tool to do the hacking/ddos for them. They admitted to using it on their Twitter.

    January 3, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    1. DavidTheSlayer
      +4

      Thanks for the info, I didn’t know if it was a professional group or not.

      January 3, 2014 at 5:28 pm

  4. Kuroneko
    +12

    Damned, can someone fire a missile at these kids?

    January 3, 2014 at 5:25 pm

  5. sky
    +3

    According to their twitter you gotta aim for
    2823 HARFORD ROAD IN FALLSTON MARYLAND
    With that missile

    January 3, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    1. kill them
      +3

      How about…
      A NUCLEAR MISSILE TO KILL THOSE SONS OF BITCHES

      January 3, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    2. oheyy
      +4

      i live around there whats there names ill go kick them in the throat

      January 4, 2014 at 7:34 pm

  6. Distiny
    -9

    Respect to DERP lol

    January 4, 2014 at 1:20 am

  7. W/e
    -4

    You call them script kiddies. Is a kid able to take down the whole EA and Steam servers? Really?

    January 5, 2014 at 2:18 am

    1. Austin
      -3

      Thousands upon thousands of kids all running the same script? Yes, yes they can.

      January 31, 2014 at 5:06 am

  8. Porkchop
    +5

    Everyone acts like this is such a great feat, granted that targeted services are pretty big, anyone with the funds can rent a botnet and direct the attack, so unless these guys actually created their botnets through virus infection there is nothing special about them other than their piggie banks.

    January 5, 2014 at 6:33 am

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