The hacking group known as DERP has taken credit for direct attacks on the DOTA 2 and League of Legends login servers, as well as their corresponding website. They have also attacked EA.com, Club Penguin, and Battle.net in the last few hours. The reddit servers are also mysteriously down, though no credit has been taken. The League of Legends servers remain down, but it looks like the other sites have regained service.
These apparently stem from a twitter conversation between DERP and the popular streamer PhantomL0rd. Reports differ on who goaded who on. Either PhantomL0rd told DERP to crash the servers if he lost a particular DOTA 2 game, or they told him they would do so. There are also numerous reports that the police have been called to PhantomL0rd’s home. His stream is currently paused for that very reason. It should be noted that PhantomL0rd has been getting a ton of views and buzz from this whole fiasco, which could very well be an elaborate trick by either party (or both) to gain even more followers.
UPDATE: The NA League of Legends servers are back up, but the login queue is absolutely swamped with people. Ranked servers are down.
UPDATE #2: The LoL servers are down again. The rumor is that DERP has set up zombie servers to steal the account info of those trying to log in, so be careful.
UPDATE #3: This was posted on facebook by PhantomL0rd: “just had an automatic pointed at me, put in hand cuffs and sat in the back of a cop car as I watched as 6 policemen go through my whole house.. will keep you all updated.”