Steam Down After Hackers Phantom Squad Initiated DDoS Attack

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Steam is used by more than 123million gamers, is suffering from a “major DDoS attack” by a group of hackers named Phanton Squad, who previously have claimed responsibility for taking down PSN and Xbox Live, claimed repsonsibility for the attack on Twitter.

They said they had initiated a “major DDoS attack” on the platform – but shortly afterwards the Twitter account was deactivated.

Last month Phantom Squad also claimed responsibility for an attack which caused it to go offline for several minutes.

It raises fears that hacking groups could try to launch major DDoS attacks on other gaming services over the Christmas weekend.

Currently steam is running as of writing this article.

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William Fieldhouse

I currently work full time as a penetration tester and have been involved within the IT security industry for over a decade. I also love to pioneer any forms of new technology and ideologies for future advancements. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]

William Fieldhouse

I currently work full time as a penetration tester and have been involved within the IT security industry for over a decade. I also love to pioneer any forms of new technology and ideologies for future advancements. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]

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