Hackers Take Down Multiple Game Servers in Pursuit of Twitch Streamer

December 31, 2013 - GamePolitics Staff

The hacker group "DERP" has claimed responsibility for a series of DDoS attacks yesterday against multiple games and game services including League of Legends, EA.com, Battle.net, and other gaming sites. While all of the aforementioned sites were only downed for a short period of time (on average about 10-15 minutes), the real target of the attacks was a popular Twitch streamer known as Phantom L0rd.

According to a Reddit thread, the hacking group decided to harass the Twitch personality for the "lulz." Here's more from Reddit:

"A group called DERP is apparently DDoSing League of Legends NA/EU/OCE servers. They also took down Dota 2, Club Penguin, Battle.net, EA.com. They are taking down whatever game Phantoml0rd is playing (or perhaps, trying to play rolf). Most recent event is Phantoml0rd playing on OCE with stream fans and they took it down. On behalf of the League of Legends situation, it seems like they are directly attacking Internap network, Riot's service provider."

While some might forgive the general harassment to these services and to PhantomL0rd, the group escalated the campaign even further by posting PhantomL0rd's personal information online, and later calling the local police to his house claiming that a hostage situation was taking place. Local police showed up with automatic weapons and took Phantoml0rd into custody briefly before letting him go. Here's what he said about that:

"Just had an automatic pointed at me, put in hand cuffs, and sat in the back of a cop car as I watched as 6 policemen go through my whole house." He later posted that the situation had stabilized: "I'm good guys. More updates soon, promise."

This little prank will likely lead to a serious investigation by local and federal law enforcement. He also posted a video on YouTube describing the ordeal in more detail.

Source: GameSpot

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Re: Hackers Take Down Multiple Game Servers in Pursuit of ...

Wouldn't mind asking one of those retards what the hell it is about making someone fear for their life that is so fucking funny.

If they gave any answer other than "it's not" I wouldn't hesitate to punch them in the fucking mouth.

Re: Hackers Take Down Multiple Game Servers in Pursuit of ...

First, I will not forgive hackers for disrupting lawful businesses online.

Second, I will not forgive the harassment. NO ONE should live in fear of being harassed or bullied.

Third, anyone who "SWATs" someone house should be charged with attempted murder (or at least aggravated assault with intent to harm). In Kansas, the police can shoot you if you have a gun in your hand. BUT, if someone is busting down the door in the middle of the night, I can shoot them. Sadly, this situation does happen from time too time where a homeowner is shot by police for legally protecting their home.

I go by a few screen names now, one of them has been getting threats. I think I should call the local (and small town) Sheriff and Police Departments and tell them to call me first IF/WHEN someone tries and "SWATs" me, to call me first and if I do not answer the phone that confirms a threat. (I am a paranoid one, I am looking at home cameras, heavy doors resistant to battery rams, and two phone lines that operate on different systems in order to call the police to find out if the people at my door are authorized to be at my door, a few other items that are legal but I am keeping quiet because they are no one business but my own. Low-end estimates puts a new small house at $200,000, and $75,000 to retrofit an existing house.).

I may be crazy, but I am not insane.

Re: Hackers Take Down Multiple Game Servers in Pursuit of ...

Little prank? I'd hate to see a big prank pulled by these little sh*tstains.

Re: Hackers Take Down Multiple Game Servers in Pursuit of ...

Also, apparently all someone needs to search your house is a bogus anonymous hostage call-in to your local PD.

 
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