Internationally known MMORPG EVE Online had to momentarily pull the plug as hackers attacked their servers yesterday. Things are now back to normal, and CCP, the company that runs EVE Online, says the hackers did no damage nor accessed any crucial information.
RÚV reports that LulzSec claimed responsibility for the attack, and also went after the servers for Minecraft and the magazine Escapist. LulzSec has previously claimed to have been behind hacking the websites for the US Senate, Sony, and the website of the Spanish national police force.
CCP director Hilmar Veigar Pétursson did not want to comment on the matter initially. The site was back up this morning, Eyjan reports.
In a statement to the press, CCP told their clients that they apologise for the inconvenience that shutting down the servers may have caused, but security is their primary concern when such attacks begin. They added that “our security team came to the conclusion at 22:05 that neither the data centre for EVE Online nor CCP were in danger. We can furthermore confirm that no personal information, payment information, or other documents were leaked or were opened by outsiders at any time.”