‘DERP’ Claims Responsibility for Taking Down EA’s Origin

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


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