The hacker group know as Lulz Security® has announced via Twitter that it has launched an attack on the EVE Online and Minecraft servers, which resulted in both services being taken offline. Indirectly, this also resulted in the websites for both services being taken offline, though these have now both been restored. An attack on The Escapist was also launched earlier, with access to that particular website not yet restored. The EVE Online servers remain offline at this time, as CCP Games has stated it intentionally took down the service as a security precaution. It is unclear when the service will be restored.
Notch announced that the login server for Minecraft was brought back online shortly after the attack.
The Escapist has not yet been brought back online, with no official statement having been made at this time.