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EA's Origin down following DDoS attack

Hacker group 'Derp' claims responsibility

EA's Origin digital distribution service has seemingly fallen victim to a DDoS attack.

The attack has brought down login servers, preventing users from gaining access to the digital service via the web or via games that utilise it, including - as CVG has verified - via Battlefield 4 and the Battlelog companion app.


The attack was initiated at around 7pm PST. Origin servers remain unavailable at the time of writing.

A hacker organization which refers to itself as 'Derp' has claimed responsibility for the attack in posts via Twitter. "We've directed the Gaben Laser Beam @ the EA login servers. Origin #offline," said the Derp feed.

This comes just days after the same organization claimed to have been responsible for a number of similar attacks that brought down several other game services including League of Legends,,, Dota 2 and more.

EA Support has told customers, "We're working to resolve connectivity/login issues affecting various platforms/games. Thank you for your patience."


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