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Steam down with DDOS threat by Phantom Squad on Nov 3

Feb 4, 2013
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We had been getting complaints through our Steam outage checker and now we have discovered that a Steam DDOS attempt may have been successful by hacking group ‘Phantom Squad’



http://www.product-reviews.net/2016/11/03/steam-down-with-ddos-threat-by-phantom-squad-on-nov-3/
 

Joey Ravn

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Sep 5, 2012
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There are so many more worthy endeavors out there in the world today that DDOSing Steam seems like a waste of time. Why not put your efforts into something that actually changes something?

Then again, I doubt that these people are capable of doing anything productive at all.
 

ThreePiMatt

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Jan 6, 2013
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When they say "down" they mean, "kicked a bunch of people off." And when they say "all day" they mean 'two hours."

 

Kyrios

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Are they called Phantom Squad because you can't tell if they are attacking or not?

Literally just signed on Steam with no problems.
 

synce

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I recall it was offline for about 2 minutes earlier today, I guess that's why
 

MUnited83

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Steam is down for a little bit, script kiddies start to claim it was them who did it. Like clockwork.
 

Sakujou

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why do they attack steam?

btw. they are right.

people should play more on nintendo systems.
 

kagamin

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why do they attack steam?

btw. they are right.

people should play more on nintendo systems.

Pokemon isn't out yet, I mean I should be playing Dragon Quest VII but I'm really dragging my feet with Grandia II and I really need to finish that before I start another JRPG.
 

JC Lately

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Steam probably sees more traffic during a seasonal sale than whatever these guys could cook up anyway.
 

Nzyme32

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Well, their definition of all day being just over an hour is pretty wonky then. Even better, the time at which they did it wasn't a particularly important one for me.
 

Easy_D

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It was down for a couple minutes earlier, nothing major. Either they fucking suck at what they're doing, or they saw Steam was down and just took credit for it. Either way, they're scrubs.
 
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There are so many more worthy endeavors out there in the world today that DDOSing Steam seems like a waste of time. Why not put your efforts into something that actually changes something?

Then again, I doubt that these people are capable of doing anything productive at all.

They're script kiddies, they don't have the talent to do anything significant.