Anonymous Sudan claims DDoS attack on EU League of Legends servers
A popular gaming server may have been taken offline due to a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.
Hacktivist collective Anonymous Sudan is having a busy 24 hours.
He began by lightly talking about his ability to cause mischief with his current criminal partner, Skynet, before taking aim at the gay dating app Grindr.
And now the group claims to have downed the servers of the popular video game League of Legends.
“League of Legends The EUW server is very down,” the group boasted on its Telegram channel this afternoon (November 13), Australian time. EUW is the regional server covering Western Europe.
Anonymous Sudan later posted several screenshots showing in-game login issues.
At the same time, League of Legends‘The EUW server status page shows that players are having trouble logging into the game.
“We are aware of an issue causing login attempts to fail and are working to resolve it,” a Nov. 13 status report said. The issue occurs on Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS platforms.
The status report classifies the problem as “critical.”
Anonymous Sudan has recently suffered a DDoS attack. Along with Skynet, the group claimed to have taken down Cloudflare’s security website days after Cloudflare suffered an outage that affected its analytics services. At the same time, Anonymous Sudan also took ChatGPT offline, making OpenAI’s web-based chatbot inaccessible.
At the time of Cloudflare’s downfall, Cyber Daily noted that it could be Anonymous Sudan taking advantage of a legitimate disruption, but there’s no denying that the group certainly appears to have the ability, with the help of Skynet, to seriously disrupt the online services of his alleged victims.
While Cloudflare has remained silent about the cause of its site going down, OpenAI has admitted that it was the victim of a DDoS attack.
Cyber Daily has contacted Riot Games, League of Legends‘developer, for comments.
Update, 11/13/23, 9:27 PM: Riot Games is now reporting the incident as “closed.”