League of Legends and other online games ‘hacked’

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by CBR Staff Writer| 02 January 2014

Mainly aimed at US pro-gamer James Varg, the attacks also took down other online gaming titles including Dota 2, Club Penguin and Battle.

Servers of the popular online games including League of Legends (LoL), Dota 2, Club Penguin and Battle had been taken offline for a few hours on 30 December 2013.

Partly aimed at US pro-gamer James Varga, the prolonged DDOS attacks were carried out by the Derp hacking group, which were claimed to be more harmful than malicious.

The hacking attacks concluded with police calling at Varga's house in reply to a bogus call stating that hostages were held there.

Hackers mainly targeted Varga over his alleged documenting of LoL's ongoing hitches and the Derp group's allegation of responsibility via his own daily Twitch TV video stream.

In addition, hackers also claimed responsibility for carrying out the series of attacks for 'the lulz' in a text chat with Varga that occurred while he was being tracked via different games.

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