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Breaking news: LulzSec target CCP Games and EVE Online?
Update from CCP 01:20CET (15/6): “A message from our COO. At 17:00 UTC today, CCP became aware of a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS) against the EVE Online cluster and web servers. Our policy in such cases is to mobilize a [...]
Tuesday June 14 2011
Update from CCP 01:20CET (15/6):
“A message from our COO.
At 17:00 UTC today, CCP became aware of a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS) against the EVE Online cluster and web servers.
Our policy in such cases is to mobilize a taskforce of internal and external experts to evaluate the situation. At 17:55 UTC, that group concluded that our best course of action was to go completely offline while an exhaustive scan of our entire infrastructure was executed.
While some may feel that such a drastic reaction was not warranted, it is always our approach to err on the side of caution in order to ensure the best possible service for our players and the security of their personal, billing and account information.
We understand the effect this disruption has had for our players and apologize for not having been able to explain fully to the community what was going on. In these cases it can often be counterproductive to containment to give out information while we are in the process of evaluating the scope of any potential problem.
Our taskforce concluded at 22:05 that neither the game servers nor the CCP infrastructure had been breached. Further, we can also confirm that no personal details such as users’ credentials or credit card numbers were exposed through this incident.
The servers were brought back online at 23:00 and we will continue to monitor the situation closely.
Again, we sincerely apologize for this disruption.
Chief Operating Officer”
Update 21:00 CET:
A new post on LulzSec’s twitter account has confirmed that it’s a DDOS that has brought the Eve Online network offline.
At the time of this update the EVE Online IP network range was disconnected from Internet (nullrouted).
There are indications that the attack is a form of denial of service attack since CCP staff got kicked out of the IRC chatrooms they reside in on Irc.coldfront.net.
[18:57:19] * %[QA]Vertex (firstname.lastname@example.org) Quit (Ping timeout)
[18:57:31] * %[CCP]PrismX (email@example.com) Quit (Ping timeout)
[18:58:14] * %[QA]Stillman (QAStillm@staff.ccpgames.com) Quit (Ping timeout)
According to a twitter post by LulzSec they just wiped out the EVE Online login servers.
This allegedly also brought down the EVE Online websites.
At the time of the writing of this post the EVE Online website is currently down and the EVE Online cluster is not responding.
More to follow!