DDoS pair says they took Steam servers offline overnight

Valve yet to acknowledge claims of Steam being down.

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A pair of individuals are claiming to have launched a series of DDoS attacks on Valve's Steam servers.

Twitter user chFtheCatso announced that "we're launching more ddos dildo attacks at steam, me n @LARCENY_" in the early hours of this morning.

User LARCENY_ also posted a picture of the DDoS tool the pair were using to disrupt Steam.

Valve has not officially responded to the claims of outages, although many Steam users report that the service was intermittent for a period yesterday. Events were said to have been at their worst when the store was completely offline for an hour at around 23:00 PT yesterday.

The claims of the pair follow another cracking claim on Twitter, with the DERP trolling group saying they also forced EA's Origin service offline overnight.

Discussion

135 comments
merlin6r
merlin6r

Mr Newell, I volunteer to be part of your team that tracks down and quietly deals with this threat.

FlyingAce1016
FlyingAce1016

tell them to keep DDoSing the servers and have steam shut down completely until valve promises to make half-life 3, the entire forums are starting to get mad its not a joke anymore.. even Smash is pissed off about gabe's recent interview

3dmatrixgamer
3dmatrixgamer

Dota2 servers were down which run on Steam only. clue Steam was also affected by DDOs attack.

just_gaming
just_gaming

Still nothing from Steam or Valve, but I noticed that they are locking any threads that have discussions or complaints about the incident or downtime.  Sensitive much?


Albelnox0
Albelnox0

And so begins the steam hive mind hate.

GamingSince96
GamingSince96

Yeah, I did notice an outage yesterday. My best guess was that Valve's servers were just getting hit hard because it was the last day of the holiday sale. Guess not.

nurnberg
nurnberg

I wonder if these morons are going to laugh when they go in jail.

Epsilons
Epsilons

For me , everything works just fine on Steam. Nothing is down...

billlabowski
billlabowski

Really? You're going to publicly state that you are launching DDoS attacks on one of the biggest companies in the world? I hope those morons understand that GabeN takes no prisoners when it comes to his company.

fjawodfc
fjawodfc

What a couple of sad losers.

billzihang
billzihang

There's no 'claim' of Steam being down.


Steam IS down. At least, many if not all aspects of the community is.

perceptive_yoda
perceptive_yoda

What is the point of taking a website or a server for 1 hour?

Ill be more impressed if they actually destroy steam and make every user's PC explode.

2otaku4u
2otaku4u

if you take down every gaming server,gamers will be pissed on you,and you know how much gamers are there world wide.and they will fcking hunt you down 

meatz666
meatz666

It's a lie, they are noob as fuck. 99% of the internet is invulnerable to DDoS. That might have worked 5 years ago, but now, it's very unlikely.

These losers think they put the server down because, for their IPs, the server blocked the requests. 

Freaking script kids.

Rooten
Rooten

Why the fuck ppl are giving there username and stuff like that or proof of what they are doing....fuckin stupid, I don't care or anyone care if you are DDoS'ing Steam or what so ever company servers and you claim that WoW I did DDoS Steam...fucking noob. To be honest, anyone with the proper tools can start a DDoS attack and if you don't know how, google is your best friend! AND I think hacking for no proper reason it's childish...


grove67
grove67

i like how these people retaliate

they have the guts to do it

cant wait when they take down xbox live and playstation network 


enoslives7
enoslives7

Oh the joys of DRM gaming!!! 

I will stick to playing games I actually own.

Bloodlustt
Bloodlustt

Wow u hackers are just so cool! Your mommas must be proud!

reclars
reclars

only bullied kids think it's cool to be a badass...... oww that hurts :)

EcksTheory
EcksTheory

Ooooooooo script kiddies are so bad ass.........wait, are they fuck.

Noclippin
Noclippin

@FlyingAce1016 Shut your fucking face! It's little shits like you that force developers to rush their games and release unfinished and broken products.

xbr85
xbr85

@billlabowski He will probably take a large bite out of them, literally.

xeoneex66
xeoneex66

@perceptive_yoda I'd have been slightly impressed if I even knew steam was down...  Considering I hadn't even realized steam had any issues whatsoever till I saw this article, and even then I was like "steams ok ignore this...."

night_drifter05
night_drifter05

@2otaku4u Gamer's are lazy, all they will do is send them a nasty tweet and go back to playing games.

xxmavr1kxx
xxmavr1kxx

@2otaku4u Yea because they would have nothing else to do with there free time.

merlin6r
merlin6r

They have guts? Are you fucking kidding? Typical cowards attacking from the shadows. I wonder how much guts these scumbags would have face to face?

They would probably piss their pants.

noandno
noandno

@grove67 I can't believe you wanted millions of people to get fucked

reclars
reclars

@grove67 a guy like you who has bad bullied experience should talk to a doctor :) .... or find another mother

zarathustra2k1
zarathustra2k1

@enoslives7 The only games you 'own' are the ones you've coded yourself. Try reading a EULA for once in your life - you own ZERO of the games you've 'purchased'...

LaP
LaP

@enoslives7 The Joys of DRM gaming ? I was perfectly able to play my Steam games in offline mode yesterday.

night_drifter05
night_drifter05

@enoslives7 Steam has this AMAZING thing called offline mode. Who would have known something existed where you can play games offline, it's like witchcraft.

pyro1245
pyro1245

@enoslives7 drm gaming? so i guess you know you don't need to be connected to steam network to play the games you've downloaded. Plus online isn't even a form of DRM. Why does no one know what DRM is? People just throw the term around as some kind of uninformed insult.

larz_1234
larz_1234

@pyro1245 @billzihang Im having trouble logging in and loading pages in steam. Takes forever then says no connection to server.

grove67
grove67

@reclars @grove67  wow you must be psychic

can you tell me what i am doing now

it has something to do with your mother

Albelnox0
Albelnox0

@darkrayne@perceptive_yoda a lot of services were hacked last year requiring people to change there passwords. and now this massive ddos attack.    I think it's more legit to say all gamers are under attack not just psn, steam users, or even xbl. We are all a targets, because of these simple ddos attacks. Other hackers who know how to will look at us as sitting ducks. And that's where the real damage is.    Unless you haven't noticed the increase in hackers trying to get information from gamers in the past year.

night_drifter05
night_drifter05

@perceptive_yoda @darkrayne Xbox Live has been taken down numerous time's, then all the Fifa hacks where people had there gamer-tags stolen with credit information and had them sold on ebay. Xbox Live has probably had the worst attack's of any online platform but Microsoft just refusees to acknowledge it. I know you use to be able to buy 600,000 MSP accounts on Ebay for $100.How do you think they got those accounts?