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Destiny and Call of Duty servers downed by DDoS attacks

Bungie’s Destiny was among the big-name games forced offline over the weekend, with a group of online pranksters claiming responsibility. It’s the second time that Lizard Squad has claimed responsibility for the pair’s servers being down. We don’t know for sure if it really is their work, but Bungie at …

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DDoS attack hits ArcheAge ahead of launch

The new MMO from the creator of Lineage has been his by DDOS attacks before its launch tomorrow. ArcheAge, the title that XL Games founder Jake Song has been working on since 2006, is due for release in the US and Europe tomorrow but has already been made available to …

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Twitter bomb threat takes down SOE boss’ flight amidst spate of DDoS attacks

A bomb threat sent from a Twitter account linked to a DDoS attack on PSN forced a diversion to a flight carrying Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley. Polygon reports that said hacker group had earlier that day the same account claimed responsibility for taking down Sony’s PlayStation Network, as …

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RuneScape and Eve Online suffer DDoS attacks

A series of sustained distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks across a number of games including including MMOs RuneScape and Eve Online have caused widespread server disruption for players. RuneScape developer Jagex posted on the game’s forum warning users not to participate in dangerous/high-risk content such as PvP or high level PvM”, …

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Hackers attack Operation Supply Drop charity drive

Military fund drive 8-Bit Salute of Operation Supply Drop was attacked by hackers over the weekend, organizers have confirmed. The charity’s main URL was hit with a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack less than 30 minutes into the event. The site had since been restored after the initial attack, …

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Diablo III and other Blizzard games disrupted by DDoS attack

Online miscreants have chosen to disrupt Battle.net services a week after the launch of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls. The actions have left players facing problems attempting to log in to Blizzard’s biggest titles. Diablo, World of Warcraft, StarCraft and Hearthstone players may be impacted by high latency and disconnections …

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Steam, Origin, Battle.net and LoL seemingly downed by hackers

Assorted hackers have claimed responsibility for a string of attacks that have disrupted a number of high-profile gaming services. Chief amongst the victims is Steam, which is experiencing seemingly random downtime affecting both the Steam store and the network’s community features. Also experiencing trouble is EA’s Origin service which is …

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Battlefield 4 suffers DDOS attack on PC, PS4 version suffers early struggles

It has not been a good weekend for Battlefield 4 fans. EA confirmed that the PC version of the game suffered a distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack for much of the last 48 hours, preventing users from accessing the game’s online mode. The game’s Battlelog page carried the following …

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The War Z servers suffer DDoS attack

The controversy over Hammerpoint’s now pulled shooter The War Z has led to hackers attacking the game’s servers. Developer Sergey Titov apologised for the saga earlier this week, but the furore has seemingly left a sour taste in the mouths of the gaming community. Guys over the last few days …

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Anonymous gets personal with Sony

An online campaign has been unleashed against Sony as hacker community ‘Anonymous’ vows to avenge what they see as the rough treatment of PS3 hacker Geohotz. Earlier this week Anonymous stated: "Congratulations, Sony. You have now received the undivided attention of Anonymous. Your recent legal action against our fellow hackers, …

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