PSN accidentally taken down by hacker group DERP. PlayStation Network “offline by unintentional means”
According to its Twitter feed, hacker group DERP is behind PSN outages being reported. The organisation claims it was targeting Planetside 2 on PC and the PlayStation Network being down is “unintentional”.
DERP seem to be behind a number of recent game server outages but the attempt to take out Planetside 2 spread to DC Universe Online, both on PC and the PlayStation Network itself.
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The group basically sound like a bunch of [word I'm not allowed to use on the site] – taking requests and crashing servers for the fun of it. Hilariously, one of their tweets states, “All our power members are at school”. I can’t tell if they’re joking or not.
Here are the tweets that claim ownership of the PSN outage: