CCP has taken EVE Online servers offline as a security precaution following a DDoS attack earlier today.

LulzSec, the hacker group responsible for the recent hacking of Bethesda is claiming to be responsible for the EVE Online outage as well as other attacks earlier today on the MineCraft and League of Legends login servers and The Escapist website.

CCP has release a statement via their Twitter and Facebook pages.

EVE Online and related services experienced an Internet attack. We have taken them down as a security precaution.

Update: We've received a response from CCP on today's incident.

At 17:00 GMT today, CCP became aware of a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS) attack against the EVE Online cluster and web servers.

Immediately, these services were taken offline. As an added precaution, all of CCP's infrastructure was disconnected from the public Internet.

The CCP Security team is conducting a thorough investigation to determine exactly what happened and how, what the possible impact may be and, first and foremost, assuring that any personal information of our customers remains secure.

More information will be released as it’s available.

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

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