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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