View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
January 2, 2014

League of Legends and other online games ‘hacked’

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

By CBR Staff Writer

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.

Content from our partners
Scan and deliver
GenAI cybersecurity: "A super-human analyst, with a brain the size of a planet."
Cloud, AI, and cyber security – highlights from DTX Manchester

Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how Progressive Media Investments may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.