A DDOS attack on Sunday morning has forced both EVE Online and linked title Dust 514 offline, CCP has confirmed.
"At 02:05 GMT June 2nd, CCP became aware of a significant and sustained distributed denial-of-service attack (DDOS) against the Tranquility cluster (which houses EVE Online and DUST 514) and web servers," reads a CCP statement.
"Our policy in such cases is to mobilise a taskforce of internal and external experts to evaluate the situation. At 03:07 GMT, that group concluded that our best course of action was to go completely offline while we put in place mitigation plans.
"While we initially reopened EVE Online and DUST 514, we have since re-evaluated. With the highest sense of precaution we have taken Tranquility and associated websites back down for further investigation and an exhaustive scan of our entire infrastructure."
The statement concluded that updates will be posted on Twitter but "an extended service interruption of several hours is expected as this process should not be rushed".
The most recent Twitter update came three hours ago and stated: "Our engineers are close to resolving the issues on Tranquility. We aim to have have our servers live as soon as we possibly can."