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EVE Online Targeted By LulzSec 352

lordsilence writes "It seems LulzSec is now targeting CCP Games' Eve Online with a denial of service attack. The extent of this attack is yet not known but the game cluster and website are down at the writing of this post.. A possible reason for targeting CCP could be the affiliation with Sony. CCP recently announced during E3 that their upcoming game Dust514 would be Sony Playstation 3 exclusive."
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EVE Online Targeted By LulzSec

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  • I call BS (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Dyinobal ( 1427207 ) on Tuesday June 14, 2011 @02:36PM (#36439410)
    I call BS on the Sony affiliate thing. They've also attacked Minecraft, and the Escapist Magazine. These guys have no purpose or cause other than drama, they are just Anonymous rejects (which is kinda sad) looking for attention.
    • by OverlordQ ( 264228 ) on Tuesday June 14, 2011 @02:41PM (#36439486) Journal

      It boggles the mind how emos found the time to learn hacking.

    • by jdpars ( 1480913 )
      Agreed. They're children with toys. I may feel angry now, but I know the appropriate response is pity. I'd love to offer these guys an ear to hear out their problems, that's probably what they need most.
    • Re: (Score:2, Interesting)

      by JavaBear ( 9872 )
      LulzSec is a bunch of DDoS'ing script-kiddies in serious need of some hot and heavy man love in a Super Max...
    • What's that like, getting thrown out of your local community college for poor grades?

    • I wonder whether or not some Amerikan government employees have infiltrated the group, Anon and /b/ do generally look upon geek culture and gaming favourably after-all. This seems to have slipped some minds.
      • by smelch ( 1988698 )
        Right, which is why Slashdot is full of threads about how great it is we have 3 different consoles to serve different purposes and nothing ever resorts to a pissing contest about gamecubes with waggle bolted on and free online play. Nerds love all aspects of nerd-dom.
    • It's probably as much for the Something Awful ties as the Sony ones. Anonymous aren't exactly known for having a high threshold of reasoning required for DOSing something.

  • Or... (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 14, 2011 @02:37PM (#36439434)

    Or maybe they don't have a motive and are just being dicks for the sake of being dicks.

    • by aztektum ( 170569 ) on Tuesday June 14, 2011 @03:54PM (#36440546)

      Alfred Pennyworth: A long time ago, I was in Burma, my friends and I were working for the local government. They were trying to buy the loyalty of tribal leaders by bribing them with precious stones. But their caravans were being raided in a forest north of Rangoon by a bandit. So we went looking for the stones. But in six months, we never found anyone who traded with him. One day I saw a child playing with a ruby the size of a tangerine. The bandit had been throwing them away.

      Bruce Wayne: Then why steal them?

      Alfred Pennyworth: Because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

      I find it fitting since they're in it for the "LuLz" as was the Joker

      • by waveclaw ( 43274 )
        "If the oceans were suddenly turned to gasoline, how long do you think it would be before someone lit a match, just to be the one who did it?"

        -- Joe Haldeman,"Colonizing Other Worlds."

        While he was discussing closed cultures on Interstellar Travel and Mutli-Generation Space Ships, Spaceship Earth also has some of the issues with having real live people trying to keep it together for the whole voyage. And we just go 'round and 'round with nowhere in particular as the course.

  • by Scott Lockwood ( 218839 ) * on Tuesday June 14, 2011 @02:38PM (#36439450) Homepage Journal

    "IT departments everywhere noted huge gains in productivity today, as LulzSec announced it was taking Eve Online, offline. 'We don't know what happened exactly, but the whole tech crew start screaming about their crack being gone, and suddenly things started to get fixed. Oh - and they all even took showers.'"

    • Well, _I_ didn't shower today. We're in the middle of a drought here, gotta do my part to conserve water. All you people taking showers are ruining the planet!

      • All you people taking showers are ruining the planet!

        Yeah. It's a damn shame that using water for personal hygiene actually destroys the elementary matter it's made of, in clear and inexplicable violation of the laws of Conservation of Mass.

        Unless, perhaps, your shower drains into some kind of mass-conversion energy system, in which case... why aren't you selling that sweet, sweet electricity to your local grid and solving the world's energy problems?

      • by Tolkien ( 664315 )
        I'm 99.9% certain my boss rarely showers because when he sits next to me, I'm not kidding here, I have to move my chair (while keeping my feet firmly planted so that he doesn't get tempted to move over) lean waaaay over to the opposite side he's sitting on just to reduce the affects of his nasty stench. Think rotting vegetables and vomit and that's what I have to put up with. How he managed to get married and have kids is beyond my understanding. The only reason I'm still here is because the idea behind the
    • by horza ( 87255 )

      Bah, they should just switch to Vendetta Online instead.


  • by fuzzyfuzzyfungus ( 1223518 ) on Tuesday June 14, 2011 @02:38PM (#36439452) Journal
    I'm somewhat inclined to wonder if this is just part of some terrifyingly value-rational spreadsheet junkie's byzantine plan to manipulate the market in refined-fictionalonium futures or something of the sort...
    • I'm somewhat inclined to wonder if this is just part of some terrifyingly value-rational spreadsheet junkie's byzantine plan to manipulate the market in refined-fictionalonium futures or something of the sort...

      Honestly, that was my first thought as well.

      There's so much metagaming going on in EVE... I wouldn't be at all surprised to find out this was all some plot to gain in-game advantage.

      • Probably a Titan went offline during the DDoS and they are going to tackle him as soon as the game returns.

        Though anyone who loses a titan to anything less than a cap fleet is a moron...just log and ask alliance to secure the system for you...

  • by JorDan Clock ( 664877 ) <> on Tuesday June 14, 2011 @02:39PM (#36439462)
    It seems like LulzSec just targets anyone that will get them attention, not just those affiliated with Sony. As the members get caught, I'm very interested in seeing how their "we do it for the lulz" defense plays out in court.
    • I think the guy who said "just being dicks for the sake of being dicks" got it right. I'm just waiting for them to piss in the wrong person's cereal and tick off someone smarter and better at this than they are. It'll be interesting to see how they handle someone throwing retribution back at them.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 14, 2011 @02:42PM (#36439510)

    This has to do with their Twitter feed. They were asking people for suggestions on who to aim for. Someone called in and must have requested Eve online. They stated they intended to take down the login server, but it also accidentally took down the webserver.

    Here's their offer:!/LulzSec/status/80675710246723584
    Here's their following post with the result:!/LulzSec/status/80681360292978688

    Looks like they also took down the minecraft login server, escapistmagazine's web server, and finfisher's web server (some IS company?). They're calling it TitanicTakeoverTuesday.

  • Is that Dust514 is going to be PS3 exclusive!

    I mean WTF? lets be honest here, 360 has the better online community, and after the month long PS3 network downtime, they still want to make this game exclusive with Sony?

    I was seriously thinking of picking up this game, but if its PS3 only, there is no chance regardless of how "amazing" the game is.

    • Re: (Score:3, Informative)

      by Gaspo ( 862470 )
      Nothing to do with quality of PSN vs Xbox Live community. CCP has flat-out stated that they couldn't do it on Xbox because microsoft's networking policies wouldn't have allowed the game to work they way they needed it to to properly interact with EVE.
      • Yep and they wouldn't of been able to do the free updates they are planning to do. Which sort of defeats the purpose of a console based mmo shooter.
      • Have a link to back that up? I have not seen a single source that was direct from CCP mentioning that information.

      • It wasn't just that. It was also that Sony was willing to relax their policies and negotiate with CCP.

        Neither vanilla Live or vanilla PSN was suitable for CCP to run Dust 514.

        And since MS doesn't allow Live players on the 360 to interact with network players from the PC or PS3 going with 360 would pretty much nix any future of CCP releasing a PC version of Dust 514.

        PS3 was the only platform to launch it on because of MS's stubbornness. I also doubt they will add PC for Dust 514 anyway. There exists the risk

    • by JavaBear ( 9872 )
      Spoken like a true 360 fanboy.
      • I don't recall any instances of Xbox Live ever being down for weeks + losing lots of customer information.

  • im afraid of opening the door to my loo, and finding lulzsec inside.

    they seem to be a quite energetic group of hacktivists.
  • Maybe they're just doing it for the lulz?

  • by gatkinso ( 15975 ) on Tuesday June 14, 2011 @03:09PM (#36439876)

    of writing shitty code... for a shitty company... surrounded by shitty coworkers... who think I am just as shitty as they are (haha bitches you are wrong I am NOT as shitty!).... and getting in a shitty traffic jam....

    I just want to go home, take a shit, wipe, and play a dumb space game (that eerily reminds me of Microsoft Excel in some ways) and unwind.

    Is that so much to ask? But no, the cocks have to be themselves.

  • These attacks by LulzSec, Anonymous, et. al. remind me of the old Twilight Zone episode "It's a Good Life []". In that episode, a child with godlike mental powers causes untold misery when, without understanding, he compels the residents of a small Ohio town to conform to his whim. Likewise, these hacktivist groups wield previously-unknown power, and they use to capriciously destroy whatever offends their ego, whimsy, or underdeveloped sense of justice. In the process, they not only hurt innocent bystanders no

    • Re:Dangerous (Score:5, Insightful)

      by Dutch Gun ( 899105 ) on Tuesday June 14, 2011 @04:14PM (#36440880)

      They are legion. They do not forgive. They do not forget. They do not plan. They do not show restraint. They do not not choose their battles. They do not help.

      They are juveniles. They are irresponsible. They have social issues. They are only brave because they are anonymous. They would sob like a girl if they actually got caught and put in prison.

  • LulzSec is destroying any benefit that groups like Anonymous might provide. I could get behind, or at least understand acts done in the name of social justice. Fighting despotic regimes, exposing fraud, supporting the little guys' struggle against the corporations, etc.. But a bunch of "me too" juveniles on a power trip indiscriminately attacking for the sake of amusement is dishonorable and destroying any support the public, even governments might have had for Anonymous type groups. No one in a positio

    • by horza ( 87255 )

      It will be interesting to see the "Eve Online Protection Legislation". You are a bit like those that say RMS is destroying Linux, because his extremist views are off-putting to the business community. Well whether you agree with him or not you can't shut him up. You might scream that these kids hacking high-profile web sites are ruining the good work of Anonymous, but they are NOT Anonymous and nobody has any control over them.

      Stop running scared. LulzSec will probably trip up at some point, and they will h

  • KGB treatment (Score:2, Insightful)

    by m0s3m8n ( 1335861 )
    These guys need a little KGB treatment like the kidnappers of Russians got in Lebanon in the 1980's. Find a few bodies with their genitals in theirs months the things will calm down.
  • Do you have any idea who plays EVE? These guys didn't think it through when they considered this target. The EVE player base getting pissed at them is probably one of most dangerous player bases a game has out there. Measure the learning curve of EVE, then contrast it to other MMOs. EVE is global, on one server. They have nationality factions. Military types playing it. People who work IT. LulzSec will be lolToAsT I suspect very soon.

  • Since CCP Games is the owner of White Wolf Publishing (makers of RPGs like Vampire), a number of White Wolf's sites have gone down as well.

    Main site: []
    Open development/info site for the 20th anniversary of Vampire: []
    Site for the annual World of Darkness fan convention: []

Today is a good day for information-gathering. Read someone else's mail file.