DERP hacking group says it took EA's Origin servers and Battlefield 4 offline

EA confirms that Origin services were unavailable overnight.

The cracker group named DERP has taken credit for taking EA's Origin service offline overnight by disabling its login servers, preventing players from accessing the digital distribution service and some of its games, such as Battlefield 4.

On its Twitter account, DERP posted that "we've directed the Gaben Laser Beam™ @ the EA login servers. Origin #offline."

While EA has not confirmed the claims, it did post on Twitter to say "we're working to resolve connectivity/login issues affecting various platforms/games. Thank you for your patience. Updates when available."

Three hours after its original post, EA's customer services said Origin's login servers had returned to normal service.

Last week DERP also took credit for disabling the League of Legends and Battle.net servers in an attempt to disrupt the activities of popular streamer Phantoml0rd.

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106 comments
LancerPower
LancerPower

Since the servers weren't that stable in the first place.... must not have been that hard

danielcliment
danielcliment

Well, BF4 is so incredibly glitchy, unfinished, unpatched, etc, that I really didn't even noticed any difference.... same broken game.


Too bad for such a amazing and promising game....!

grove67
grove67

good job DERP after your done with EA

go for xbox live and playstation network

heck go after steam 

we will be waiting when everything goes to shit

DigiRave
DigiRave

Derp, huh? Seems like an appropriate name for these people. People like these are just shit stains that are useless to anyone and everyone  .

tonytones21
tonytones21

Call me crazy, but this sounds like a legit theory.


1. EA getting sued for millions of dollars or whatever because they released BF4 as an unfinished product.

2. EA hires a group of ''hackers'' and give them a RIDICULOUS name.

3. Assign them to hack other companies, but nothing too crazy.

4. THEN, somewhere in the bunch EA origin servers and BF4 get ''hacked''.

5. You pretend to freak your shit out meanwhile nothing really happened.

6. At some point in the story the hackers get ''caught''

7. Then all the severe problems with the game suddenly stop at this point (all this shit they did gave them enough time to properly fix most of them).

8. Back in court blame EVERYTHING on hackers, also say they've probably been doing this the whole time behind their backs and ''didn't know''.

9. If there are minor bugs left over, just say it's normal when new product is released and you're working on them asap (also that you knew what they were before the hacking).

10. Get away without a single penny lost, consider the hackers an ''investment'', and then proceed to maniacally laugh with fellow peers in the safety of your office.


Yup... that's the ol' cover up.


http://i.imgur.com/omRvEP0.gif

ixSasquatchxx
ixSasquatchxx

bf4 still isnt working for me it shows that i havent unlocked anything and won't let me rank up

xeoneex66
xeoneex66

"The cracker group named DERP"


did anyone read this line and just bust out laughing?

RELeon
RELeon

Nothing like a bunch of prick hackers standing on their self righteous pedestal while cowering behind their computers, ruining the experiences of the common gamer all because they have issues with certain players or companies.


Real group of winners, eh?

cirugo
cirugo

ah, always online!....ain't it grand???

swantn5
swantn5

well derp is a bunch of fucking pricks aint they 

cptrandall
cptrandall

I just wish they would fix the BF4 PC Single Player Campaign. It won't save my progress. Makes you start from the beginning every time.   BAD PROGRAMMING :(   I WANT MY $59 BACK!!!!

nurnberg
nurnberg

These morons prevented me to play Battlefield 3 last night.  I hope they go in jail.

SteamyPotatoes
SteamyPotatoes

Battlefield finally being working for a while and some bastard takes it down again.

kingbob86
kingbob86

"The CRACKER group named DERP has taken credit for taking EA's Origin service offline ..."


How do they know they are white?

rabbitcancer
rabbitcancer

wow - winning friends all over the world, aren't we DERP?

Blank2k2
Blank2k2

Were the servers supposed to be fully functional today?

How can anyone verify this attack? 

Razor10000
Razor10000

what´s the point? EA have been hacking their own servers since bf4 release.

nazart81
nazart81

I couldn't log in for days, whats the point of hacking something that doesn't even work? aren't these guys super intelligent?

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

These hacker groups should due something useful with their time instead of attacking the lifestyle of gamers. Ridiculous. smh

JimmeyBurrows
JimmeyBurrows

Why disable battlefield 4, from what I hear it doesn't work anyway.

Shantmaster_K
Shantmaster_K

Ruining everyones gaming in the meantime. Way to make yourself look good. 

Nightdragonist
Nightdragonist

Ok. These hackers are fckin ridiculous. They should be banished from the internet

First of all. Yes, you maybe labelled EA as "The Evil" who destroy great series... And the trending now is BF4. And some of you maybe want something bad happen to them, maybe to warn them or blah whatever.

But this fckers affecting our games. The games we bought by our money. WTF is from with logic nowadays?

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

Heh -- like BF4 needs any help in knocking users offline...

gameroutlawzz
gameroutlawzz

That crap is seriously out of control I really hope these humanity failures get caught and dumped in jail what a waste of Earth space and oxygen.

Anigmar
Anigmar

Maybe they're so much into hacking slang they don't get what might happen to them. Let's try: when you're in jail your backdoor will be exploited by brute force.

Karnagerulz
Karnagerulz

Did anyone see the typo it says "cracker group" shouldn't it be "hacker group"  sounds a little racial up in here lmao

sol_invictus55
sol_invictus55

Wonder how funny they will think it was when theyre getting their buttholes punched in at a federal prison.

tightwad34
tightwad34

@knightman Please don't encourage them to steal things. That can only lead to a lot of trouble for a lot of people.

noladem504
noladem504

@xeoneex66i think the other commenters still didnt notice the racial slur. lol. But YES i definitely chuckled when i saw the typo.

tightwad34
tightwad34

@xeoneex66 I thought it was funny when I first read about the hack a few days back. lol, I just rhymed so it must be true. But now they are just trying to get attention while becoming a nuisance.

grove67
grove67

@RELeonbeing said by the man commenting on his computer like a coward 

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

@nazart81

Apparently they're not very smart.They do have some hacking skills though, but only enough to piss off people, nothing more.

tightwad34
tightwad34

@SavoyPrime Damnit, someone tell me what smh means. I am under the assumption that it means shit might happen.

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

@NightdragonistI hear you, but...   I just don't have any sympathy for BF4/DICE or EA at any level.   These are NOT the games I paid money for -- I abandoned BF after BF3, and I stuck with my personal vote/choice to NOT spend any more money with anyone involved.  Now I get to momentarily enjoy news stories like these (daily reports of unenjoyable BF BS).

meatz666
meatz666

@Anigmar Putting someone in jail because of DDoS is just cowardice. 

RELeon
RELeon

@grove67@RELeon As if I have any other option to get my opinion across on the matter? I can't exactly tell it to their faces when they hide, now can I? Not exactly sure how commenting on something is considered cowardice, but nice try.

Nightdragonist
Nightdragonist

@Pyrosa @Nightdragonist To tell you the truth, I never bought any legit games (I live somewhere in Asia where getting a legit one is hard. Plus, I'm afraid that my parents won't let me) I just play a F2P model.


Yes, maybe BF4 isn't worth of playtime right now mainly because it's still in Alpha state (not even close to Beta version lool). But BF4 impressed me in the Beta. I still want to buy it

tightwad34
tightwad34

@meatz666 What? They are affecting a lot of people, but the worst part is the cowardice of hiding behind your computer screen. At least for me it is. Nothing pisses me off more than someone who can mess with you without being a real "man" about it.

tightwad34
tightwad34

@Anigmar  That may be the most perfect reply I have seen yet. Lo-fn-L. You are probably going to make someone spit their drink up right after they read your comment.