Sunday, January 5, 2014

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:"

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