The number of websites targeted by LulzSec is steadily increasing. After targeting Bethesda, Sony and a whole lot of websites, they have now launched a series of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on Escapist magazine, as well as other gaming websites. They have termed the day – Titanic Takeover Tuesday.
Many websites attacked in a single day!
According to a report, LulzSec took down systems at the Escapist during a three-hour long distributed denial-of-service rampage that left gamers annoyed. The attack on Tuesday on the Escapist magazine started because users were voicing their anger regarding the taking down of Bethesda, wtith one user, Psychicflash666 saying, “I want them caught and punished, a few years in jail for people like that would be hell.”
In response to the outrage by gamers, LulzSec posted a tweet on their Twitter page saying, “Welcome to #TitanicTakeoverTuesday where everyone is laughing at crybabies getting Lulz Cannoned!”
Through their Twitter feed they invited people to call them up and suggest new targets. They tweeted claiming that they had received 5000 missed calls and 2500 voicemails on Tuesday. The sites that were hacked on their Titanic Takeover Tuesday were Escapist Magazine, Eve Online, Minecraft, and League of Legends.
Publish date: June 15, 2011 2:30 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 8:01 pm