View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
  2. Cybersecurity
January 6, 2014

Online game publishers hit by cyber attacks

Hackers target Valve and Electronic Arts with DDoS attacks.

By CBR Staff Writer

Online game publishers including Electronic Arts and Valve have been attacked by cyber hackers, disrupting gameplay.

Reports revealed that game services from both firms have either not been accessible or been slowed due to DDoS attacks, which blocked the gaming websites, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Earlier, hackers also targeted EA city-building and urban planning simulation video game SimCity by modifying game’s code and made it an offline, single-player game.

Valve is all set to launch its Steam Machine gaming console this year, which features a "high-end, high-performance box, built out of off-the-shelf PC parts", it said.

Recently, servers of popular online games including League of Legends (LoL), Dota 2, Club Penguin and Battle had been taken offline by Derp hacking group.

Attacks were mainly aimed at US pro-gamer James Varg, while they also took down other online gaming titles such as Dota 2, Club Penguin and Battle.

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.