Steam hit by DDoS attack as Twitter users claim responsibility – report

By Dave Cook, Friday, 3 January 2014 08:17 GMT

Steam has reportedly been hit by a DDoS attack, following a similar assault on EA’s Origin service. A pair of Twitter users have since claimed responsibility for connection issues experienced on Valve’s service.

It follows a hacker group taking responsibility for outages of EA’s Origin store. The publisher has since taken it servers offline to combat the issue.

Kotaku reports that Steam has suffered connection issues on both its store and community services through the night, and that one Twitter user stepped forward to announce their involvement:

LARCENY has also posted a screen grab of the software used to carry out the supposed attacks.

Upon trying to load up the Steam store tab this morning, I was greeted by this screen:

It’s unclear if the connection issue has indeed been caused by the group claiming responsibility, but we will update you as we learn more.

Steam Support has been quiet on the matter, but we’ve contacted Valve for comment.

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