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    Default Hacker Group "Derp" Takes down multiple gaming Communities

    Source: http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/12/...ource=facebook

    I was watching the stream the entire time. It was pretty wild. The Journalist, however, has it partially wrong. Phantom Lord actually told them to shut the servers down if he was loosing, and they agreed.

    His stream currently says "Cops are at my door".

    I wonder if/what trouble he will get into?
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    I was too. I was peeved why I couldn't log into LoL so I went to the forum to see if I wasn't the only one. Saw a link to DERP's Twitter when it was at a mere 600 followers, and have been watching since.

    I felt really disgusted that these guys were getting fame off of Phantom's stupid actions to facilitate their behavior, but at the same time I can sympathize with how he might have felt. I can imagine he was probably afraid of what they might have done, so he tried to play it off and act cool as if he was unaffected. His job is to stream, so he likely figured pretending to be amused would probably prevent his stream from being shut down. He went too far, though, and he indirectly supported them by continuing to give them exposure and communicate with them publicly.

    If it were me, I would have likely shut down my stream and contacted higher authorities. I would not have given any public attention to the hackers. Now these douchebags will be plastered everywhere on the internet, just like this. They don't deserve recognition.

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    They went from 600ish followers to over 12k now. I don't think he was effected by what they did, he was just playing along and thought it was funny. I don't think he should have went along with it either. He should have continued streaming, but not playing any games or accepting donations. Hopefully they don't make an example out of him but I honestly wouldn't be surprised.

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    I disagree with your assessment. He was definitely affected. He blatantly stated he was nervous a couple of times, and I do believe he stated the word "scared" or "afraid" at one point, but I can't recall the exact context. I had suspected he was nervous and afraid before he vocally admitted it.

    DERP was shutting down anything PL touched, so I don't feel it was far-fetched for him to feel the fear of "what next?" Hence why I feel he tried to play "neutral." I don't think he actually liked what he was doing, but didn't want to be a victim.

    I would not be surprised either if he receives some form of punishment. However, I don't feel the reason would be "to make an example out of him," but rather because he'd deserve it. He facilitated illegal actions. He is an intelligent man, so I'm sure he likely knew what he was doing could have dire consequences.

    It is unfortunate and I hope he is alright. I don't feel he deserved someone calling the police on him. That's so douchey.

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    I lived in Salt Lake City from 2004-2012, so that doesn't surprise me.



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    12k followers = worth

    He got arrested for prank phonecalls saying he was a terrorist holding hostages; not for streaming videogames. And the hackers would have gone on to the next streamer.

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    Welp, it appears my assumption was right. PL just explained everything. He said it will be uploaded to YouTube. Poor guy.

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    they did a mistake when they attacked Riot and Battle.net ... seriously idiots
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    They're still going. Let's see what today has planned.

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    http://www.twitch.tv/dontbefail

    This type of shit makes it really difficult to keep a positive outlook on life when there are so many evil people in the world. That chat. :/

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    Derp is attacking Eve. All but one server down.

    Update: Eve has already began restarting the severs.

    Update II: Someone turned off their loic. Ddos is back in action.

    Update III: They've turned their attention elsewhere.
    Last edited by Phanein; 12-31-2013 at 09:02 PM.

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    Yeesh, can something be done about people causing that kind of trouble for multiple businesses and people?

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    Heh, and I thought I had nothing to do. They'll get their 15 minutes and everything will resume uninterrupted.

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    I heard somewhere that they aren't the ones that called the cops, and that they're actually sorry that happened.

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    They stated they weren't the ones on their Twitter.

    In two days they accumulated over 42k followers. How sad.

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    This is rather exciting. This is a step up in the online world. Who would have thought that DDOSers could be this powerful?! Just hidden behind tor or something, they have an extremely large botnet to be taking down these giant corporations.

    You know hundreds of teams of security programmers are now working on million dollar programs to be able to stop the DDOSing. How they're targeting ISPs directly thus bypassing all DDOS protection on the servers is crazy.

    Beginning of 2014 and this is HUGE!

    The Internet will change forever after this. They need to start fast, because copy cat artists will be trying to zombie tons of computers to catch up with this Derp Trolling group. They've gotten so popular they took out many of the mail websites without even needing to DDOS their servers. Just the following trolling with them.

    Following this is crazy. I cannot wait till someone is caught. What a way to start the year!
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