BondGamer (724662) writes "For the past several days Goonfleet's website, one of the largest alliances in space MMO EVE Online, has been under a sustained DDoS attack. The webmaster has taken several steps in an attempt to mitigate the attack, but the attackers persist. In the past day, the attack has expanded to other EVE alliance websites. Popular EVE news reporting site EveNews24 says they have been experiencing DDoS attacks for weeks. The reason for the attacks and who is behind them is unknown, but it is suspected to have to do with in-game wars and politics. By taking down alliance forums, communication is crippled and chaos ensues for the affected alliances. When the only real protection against these attacks costs thousands of dollars per day, how is anyone except a million dollar company supposed to fight back against these kinds of attacks?" Link to Original Source top
BondGamer writes "For some reason Google hates SomethingAwful.com. In a recent article, SA administrator Richard "Lowtax" compares search results with Microsoft Live and Yahoo. SomethingAwful consistently takes the top spot on other search engines but does not appear at all in Google's results. Google will not explain what the issue is and only points to general web site optimizations." Link to Original Source top
BondGamer (724662) writes "Many ICQ users woke up and found their ICQ numbers were no longer working. There is a topic on the ICQ support with more than 1,500 replies. There are pages upon pages of other topics asking what happened. There has been no official response from AOL about what has happened. How would if affect you to one day to find out the instant messenger ID you used for years is suddenly gone?" top
BondGamer (724662) writes "Yesterday was the largest battle in Eve history that never took place. Over 1,500 players tried to duke it out only to have the server crash over 6 times. Eventually the attackers won by getting enough players logged in hours later. CCP does not plan to reimburse the defenders for their over $10,000 in real life losses (game assets converted to cash)."