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Hackers hit Minecraft, Eve Online and the Escapist

And the joke continues...

This is getting silly now. Hackers, in their clear abundance of free time, today launched an attack on three more video game industry targets.

The Minecraft login server necessary for multiplayer play went offline earlier today, along with Eve Online and all of its related services and gaming blog The Escapist.


Minecraft and The Escapist have made a speedy recovery, but at the time of writing the Eve Online website remained inaccessible. The official Twitter feed for the game's developer, CCP Games, currently reads: "EVE Online and related services experienced an Internet attack. We have taken them down as a security precaution."

Hacker group LulzSec has claimed responsibility - the same group who hacked into a Nintendo US servers just before E3, claiming it did so "just for lulz".

It also appears that LulzSec was responsible for the Bethesda attacks reported earlier today. The news comes after Codemasters' database was hacked last week. Sony and Square Enix have both also suffered at the hands of hackers this year.

And so gamers, in the end, continue to be the ultimate victims of this seemingly recent hacking trend. Don't people have better things to do?

[ SOURCE: Via 1Up ]