It certainly seems like 2014 is off to a series of hacks. We had heard how Snapchat got hacked, and how Microsoft’s Skype social media accounts had been hacked, and now according to the latest reports, we are hearing word that Valve’s Steam platform has been attacked by hackers as well who have launched a series of DDoS attacks against the company’s servers, causing outages and rendering gamers unable to play their online games or connecting to the service entirely. Gamers attempting to connect to Valve have since been greeted with the error message pictured in the screenshot above.
According to one Twitter user (Twitter post deleted since), it seems that him/her along with another user by the name of @LARCENY_ have claimed responsibility for the attacks, with the message reading, “so we’re launching more ddos dildo attacks at steam, me n @LARCENY_” It is unclear if they are truly behind the attacks or if they are simply capitalizing on a coincidental Steam outage, but either way regardless of what it is, Steam’s Twitter account has been oddly quiet with no mention about the outage of hacks at the moment. This alleged attack on Steam is not the first as a few days ago, a group of hackers calling themselves DERP launched an attack on various online games, such as Dota 2 and LoL, taking them offline. We will update this article when we learn more about the matter at hand.