LulzSec targets EVE Online, Minecraft, League of Legends

Written by Joe Martin

June 15, 2011 | 11:06

Tags: #anonymous #hack #hacking #league-of-legends #lulzsec #minecraft #the-escapist

Companies: #eve-online #mojang-productions

Hacking group LulzSec has launched attacks on a number of new sites and companies, ranging from review site The Escapist through to indie hit Minecraft.

The attacks apparently came about after LulzSec started taking requests on Twitter in an event LulzSec called #TitanicTakeoverTuesday.

The group targeted the login servers for online games EVE Online and League of Legends, preventing users from playing the games and taking down the website for EVE in the process. Minecraft's login servers were also targeted, though Mojang were quick to react to the attack. Games website The Escapist was also taken down as part of yesterdays attacks.

CCP, the developer of EVE Online, explained that the attacks came in the form of distributed denial of service attacks and that no subscriber information or payment details had been compromised.

'Our policy in such cases is to mobilize a taskforce of internal and external experts to evaluate the situation,' said CCP's Jón Hörðdal. 'At 17:55 UTC, that group concluded that our best course of action was to go completely offline while an exhaustive scan of our entire infrastructure was executed.'

LulzSec has previously targeted other games companies, including Sony, Nintendo, Bethesda and Codemasters.

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