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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

CCP Gets DDoSed

  At a random turn of events today, Eve's login and website got hit by Lulzsec. Just about everything is down according to Eve-Offline.  I am hardly the only one that is annoyed or upset about this.

  "We just wiped out the login server for Eve Online, and it accidentally took their website out at the same time:"-Lulzsec

  Trying to get to the Eve O site just brings up errors and CCP has taken everything down to deal with the new intrusion. It seems Lulz is not happy with taking out Sony's networks and has moved on to pissed everyone off possible. 

  As more is made available or I am able to rangle up more info, I will update this post so make sure to check back. CCP is doing what they can so be patient, your pixels will be there when it comes back up.


 "At 17:00 GMT today, CCP became aware of a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS) attack against the EVE Online cluster and web servers.

Immediately, these services were taken offline. As an added precaution all of CCP's infrastructure was disconnected from the public Internet. T
he CCP Security team is conducting a thorough investigation to determine exactly what happened and how, what the possible impact may be and, first and foremost, assuring that any personal information of our customers remains secure.

More information will be released as it’s available."

  Lulzsec has hit Minecraft, League of Legends, and more by now. Personally, I can't wait for the law to catch up with them.

*EDIT 2*

  Everything is in a bit of disarray still and there is no ETA on TQ's revival. So instead of hoping for it soon, just go outside and do something else for a day or so. CCP was good enough to big-red-button the situation and shut everything down instead of losing vital user info, a credit to them. 

Everything is pure conjecture at this stage of developments, but an look at Atlas' killboard shows an interesting possibility that they paid for it. Or that they have been hacked themselves. Rumblings in nullsec may point to Atlas members being burned out of Eve. Only time will tell at this point.

*EDIT3* It seems that whether or not the Atlas bit is true, the Eve community has taken it upon themselves to have a good ole' fashion purge of Atlas, complete with a Facebook event and all. This'll be quite interesting :popcorn:

*EDIT4* TQ has returned to service after an initial false start. CCP's COO gave a release to address 
this issue.

*FINAL EDIT* It seems Lulz is going for a second run at CCP today (June 15). While nothing is completely down, the login is having trouble so be careful and set long skills, folks.

Stay strong, capsuleers.

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