HCKAED: Facebook Scrabble application knocked offline by hackers

# You could have given me ROSES,
but you gave me SORES #

– The Scrabble Song, Otis Lee Crenshaw.

Following the news that Scrabble-clone Scrabulous had been withdrawn from US and Canadian players, there has been a new development in the battle of the Facebook Scrabble apps.

Lovers of Scrabulous, forced to turn to EA’s official Facebook version of the game, found they were unable to get their Scrabble-fix on Tuesday and Wednesday this week according to the LA Times.

Electronic Arts, who were awarded the license for online versions of the word game in North America by Hasbro, have claimed that hackers made their Scrabble Facebook application unplayable:

“EA’s Scrabble Facebook game experienced a malicious attack this morning, resulting in…

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