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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