EVE Online and other gaming websites hit by LulzSec DDoS attack

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

EVE Online, the popular sci-fi multiplayer online game, is amongst the latest websites to have been attacked by the LulzSec hacking group.

In an operation dubbed “Titanic Takeover Tuesday”, LulzSec instigated a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that swamped EVE Online’s web servers and forced makers CCP Games to take the site completely offline for some hours yesterday.

Also hit were Escapist magazine’s website, and online games Minecraft and League of Legends, as the hacking group appeared to take requests from online fans regarding which sites they would like to see hit next.

There don’t appear to be any rhyme or reason behind these latest LulzSec attacks against gaming websites – they appear to be motivated purely for the group’s own entertainment, at the expense – obviously – of the gaming companies and customers affected.

What is clear is that these attacks (and earlier ones by the group against…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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