Oh, those crazy hackers are at it once again. The hacker group known only as LulzSec, which has previous gone after Nintendo, Bethesda, and Sony, is claiming responsibility for a new wave of attacks on EVE Online, Minecraft, and gaming website The Escapist.
EVE Online is currently down, having announced on Twitter that it will return “ASAP after investigation of some issues.”
A subsequent tweet by EVE Online reads, “EVE Online and related services experienced an Internet attack. We have taken them down as a security precaution.”
According to the LulzSec Twitter account, the hackers originally wanted to deface the game’s login server and, in the process, it inadvertently knocked out the official website.
The login server for Minecraft was also a target, with the website being temporarily down as a side effect.
The Escapist was the first of the three gaming-related targets today. It’s still down at this time.
League of Legends also seems to have been attacked by the group, in what it’s calling its last attack of the day (which it’s calling “Titanic Takeover Tuesday”).
A LulzSec tweet states, “And that concludes our DDoS party,” before listing off the day’s targets.
LulzSec hasn’t been limiting its attached to just the gaming industry. Today, it also briefly took down the website of IT company FinFisher and, over the weekend, the hackers managed to breach part of the U.S. Senate’s website.