Ever persistent in their hunt for "lulz," the crew behind Lulz Security struck again today, bombarding no less than five separate companies with distributed denial of service attacks. Celebrating "Titanic Takeover Tuesday," the group boasted of its antics on Twitter and even allowed visitors to request certain targets be attacked by calling 614-LULZSEC.
Starting approximately eight hours ago with Escapist Magazine, the group claimed that it was hammering the site with only 0.4% of its total ammunition. "Let's see what their admins are made of -- game is on folks," said LulzSec. Although it was reportedly taken offline at some point, the gaming magazine's site currently loads for us -- albeit very slowly.
After tackling Escapist, LulzSec set its crosshairs on the space-themed MMORPG Eve Online. The group not only disabled Eve's login server, but also their website (eveonline.com -- it appears to be functioning now). LulzSec proceeded to attack FinFisher.com, because "they sell self monitoring software to the government or some shit like that."
Minecraft felt the group's wrath next, having its login servers incapacitated. The popular dig 'em up's site was also taken offline thanks to a flash mob of angry gamers, not a direct assault by LulzSec. A similar attack was repeated against League of Legends: its login servers were hit by a DDoS and its main site(s) buckled under the load of seething players.
None of the attacks seem to have been provoked, nor do they serve a purpose beyond LulzSec's entertainment. The group made headlines just yesterday for publishing information swiped from the servers of Bethesda and the US Senate. Last month, they infiltrated Sony Pictures and released a stack of sensitive user data, including plaintext passwords.
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