Update 4: With a handful of users ceding to Lizard Squad's demands, Twitch, Battle.net, and League of Legends all appear to be up and running again. Shacknews will continue to monitor the situation and await the next chapter in this unfortunate saga.
Update 3: Lizard Squad has indicated that they will be targeting League of Legends servers in North America. Servers have since been taken down.
Update 2: It appears that the attacks are spreading, once again. Hearthstone and Diablo 3 servers are down and Blizzard is claiming to be the victims of DDoS attack. Lizard Squad has yet to take responsibility for these attacks, so they may be unrelated.
[NA] - We are currently looking into some issues with D3 and Hearthstone. Updates to follow.— BlizzardCS (@BlizzardCS) August 27, 2014
Update: Twitch is addressing the source of the attacks.
We're currently investigating issues with the site. Please stay tuned— Twitch Support (@TwitchSupport) August 27, 2014
Original story: Lizard Squad is at it again. This time, they've targeted Twitch, hitting the streaming giant with a DDoS attack, with no sign that they'll bring it back up anytime soon.
As with many of their other attacks, they've claimed responsibility on their Twitter account.
Lizard Squad previously issued DDoS attacks to Battle.net, PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, and a slew of others. They also reported a phony bomb threat that grounded Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley's American Airlines flight. The FBI had been confirmed to be investigating, but it appears that the terror has not stopped.
Shacknews has reached out to Twitch representatives for comment.