Twitter users, @chFtheCat and @LARCENY_ have both tweeted claims of them being the ones behind the attacks on Steam network. As I’m a Steam user as well, I’ve experienced some disruption (random disconnections lasting about 15-30 mins) of a number of Steam services, namely the main Store page and parts of their community pages.
Not sure if the pair is truly behind the attack, but one of them posted an image of an open source DDoS tool.
http://t.co/gSQtufFHH9 What we are hitting with.
— John Doe (@LARCENY_) January 3, 2014
For those who don’t know, DDoS attacks will render a site unavailable to its users by means of flooding the servers with traffic until it’s temporarily unable to fulfil communication requests by users.
Steam has not yet responded to whether or not this is a real attack by hackers or an unplanned maintenance.
Update: Looks like the duo will try to attack the Steam servers again by tweeting these.
Gnite everyone, Steam v2 tomorrow 😀 — John Doe (@LARCENY_) January 3, 2014
When we do Steam v2 later, maybe. http://t.co/8cPFRIbPyX
— chF (@chFtheCat) January 3, 2014