'DERP' Claims Responsibility for Taking Down EA's Origin

January 3, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

The hacking group known as "DERP" has reportedly struck again, claiming responsibility for taking down EA's digital distribution platform Origin yesterday.

The hacker organization claimed responsibility for the attack in posts via Twitter.

"We've directed the Gaben Laser Beam @ the EA login servers. Origin #offline."

The DDoS attack was initiated at around 7pm PST last night and reportedly took down Origin login servers, making it impossible for customers to gain access to their library of games. Included in that mix were Battlefield 4 and the Battlelog companion app.

EA Support has told customers, "We're working to resolve connectivity/login issues affecting various platforms/games. Thank you for your patience."

This latest attack from DERP follows a number of similar attacks that brought down several other game services including League of Legends, EA.com, Battle.net, Dota 2 and more recently.

We will have more on this story as it develops.

Source: CVG



Re: 'DERP' Claims Responsibility for Taking Down EA's Origin

"Some men just want to watch the world burn."

Re: 'DERP' Claims Responsibility for Taking Down EA's Origin

It's nice to see the userbase on GamePolitics has matured somewhat. Back when this happened with Ubisoft and Assassin's Creed 2, the general consensus was "serves those traitors right for paying for the game".

Re: 'DERP' Claims Responsibility for Taking Down EA's Origin

All they're doing is pissing off the paying customers, and all of that rage will be directed at these script kiddies.

Re: 'DERP' Claims Responsibility for Taking Down EA's Origin

That actually seems to be their goal.
They aren't anon, and they have no purpose shown.

Literally their entire purpose is just to garner attention for themselves. So the best thing to do is ignore them and stop giving it to them. But that won't happen because to many people are stupid enough to get in a fume over these things.

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