What is DDOS? It stands for Distributed Denial of Service. It's one of the most important and common cyber attacks -- the attacker overloads or "floods" the target Web site with thousands of requests at the same time to shut it down. To learn about the DDOS program, DDOS protect options and how to stop DDOS attacks, read below.
Twitter Users Claim DDOS Attack on Major PC Gaming Company
"The Steam Store was likely hit by a Distributed Denial of Service Attack, or DDoS. DDoS attacks aren’t hacks per se — the perpetrators don’t get any information or anything like that — they just shut down a given site or service by overwhelming it with fake requests. It’s the online equivalent of throwing a brick through a window.
Twitter user @chFthecat is claiming responsibility, along with @larceny. Judging by the maturity level of most of the user’s recent tweets, we can guess that either @chFthecat is just grandstanding, or he’s a techno-savvy twelve-year-old with an axe to grind and time to kill. He certainly doesn’t seem like a massive threat to Steam:"