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Steam, Origin Hit With DDoS Attacks

by Eric Frederiksen | January 3, 2014January 3, 2014 6:00 am PST


According to two reports from Polygon, Electronic Arts and Valve’s online marketplaces are experiencing connectivity problems, both apparently the result of DDoS attacks.

Electronic Arts’ Origin servers are under attack by a hacker group called DERP, which also took responsibility earlier this week for attacks on Dota 2, League of Legends, Club Penguin, and servers as they followed a broadcaster through his various games.

DERP claims it has “directed the Gaben Laser Beam” at EA’s service. At the time of writing, users can’t log in or play any games dependent on the service.

EA’s twitter was updated with the following:

Meanwhile, Steam’s services are intermittently down, with a Twitter account called chFtheCat claiming responsibility. The account is also supposedly taking requests for which servers to bring down, listing off sites as they are affected. Steam was listed at about 10:30PM CST. Later updates appear to indicate that those responsible for the Steam attacks are doing so to antagonize DERP.

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Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...