Steam, Blizzard and EA hit by DDoS attacks

Steam, Blizzard and EA hit by DDoS attacks

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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.

EA hopped on the case with a response.

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.

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

And then it was on to BattleNet…

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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  • Paul Younger

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    • clampdown

      Gotta get dat e-peen achievement I guess.

    • DavidTheSlayer

      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.

    • Leo

      @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.

      • DavidTheSlayer

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

    • Kuroneko

      Damned, can someone fire a missile at these kids?

    • sky

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

      • kill them

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

      • oheyy

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

    • Distiny

      Respect to DERP lol

    • W/e

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

      • Austin

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

    • Porkchop

      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.