Hacker group takes down Eve Online, Escapist Magazine, Minecraft, others.
Hacker group LulsSec had unleashed their ‘lulz cannons’ on a host of websites yesterday, bringing down severs of Minecraft, Escapist Magazine, Eve Online, FinFisher and even Senate.gov. The hackers have termed their plan as ‘Titanic Take Over Tuesday’ and it does not seem like they are going to stop at just that.
During the attack, the group had added on Twitter, “Eve Online, Escapist Magazine and Minecraft are all down. We let Fin Fisher back up (30 minute temporary fire request completed!)” Followed by “Welcome to #TitanicTakeoverTuesday where everyone is laughing at crybabies getting Lulz Cannoned!”
It seems like the hacks are being done in jest and as a show of power, however the repercussions could be great for the normal internet user. Anti-virus makers Kaspersky was previously quoted as saying, “everyone should and must have an identification, or internet passport. The internet was designed not for public use, but for American scientists and the US military. Then it was introduced to the public and it was wrong to introduce it in the same way.” It looks like this will soon become a reality as corporations begin to implement strict policies and heightened security measures to prevent any further damage to their structures.
LulzSec had previously carried out attacks against Epic Games, Bethesda and Nintendo as well.