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DDoS Attacks on Battle.net and Other Online Game Portals

Posted 4 Jan 2014 by

If you were trying to play Diablo 3 last night and found the servers up and down, you weren’t the only one and it wasn’t just Battle.net having issues.

Various large-scale game platforms were hit by distributed denial-of-service attacks last night, including Valve’s Steam platform, with the affects still ongoing this morning.

DDoS attacks usually see services and networks taken down or slowed to a crawl by an overload from an outside source, meaning that users are unable to utilize these services fully while the overload is ongoing.

Electronic Arts’ Origin platform first became unstable last night, with users unable to log into the EA servers. A group called “DERP” claimed responsibility on Twitter.

This same group were also allegedly behind DDoS attacks on EA.com earlier this week, as well as attacks on Blizzard’s Battle.net.

Later still, both the Steam platform and Blizzard’s Battle.net were taken offline, with users receiving error messages when they tried to access either website. A different pair of Twitter users claimed responsibility this time around.

Seems like random cyber terrorism just for the hell of it, spreading inconvenience at worst. DERP indeed.


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