PhantomL0rd became the center of the gaming universe last night after a team of hackers used a distributed denial of service attack on every game that he tried to stream over Twitch. Battle.net, League of Legends, and EA services were all knocked offline in an attack that hasn’t been seen since LulzSec a few years back.
Around 1am est he was greeted by police for the second time due to being swatted. The first swatting resulted in his temporary arrest. At 1:15am est PhantomL0rd’s twitch stream was still going strong at over 100,000 viewers.
An interesting note to touch on is that the hackers involved actually referred to the attack as a “test”. Are further attacks in store for the gaming community? Time will tell.