It’s holiday time and hackers can transform this period in a nightmare for gamers. Two years ago Lizard Squad hackers took down the networks of Sony PSN and Microsoft XBox Live.
Now the notorious Phantom Squad group has claimed responsibility for conducting a series of massive DDoS attacks against the online gaming platform Steam and Origin servers.
One year ago, Phantom Squad launched several cyber attacks against Electronic Arts and Steam. PoodleCorp hacker group became famous due to a long string of attacks against gaming communities, including Blizzard, EA, GTA, PlayStation, PokemonGo, and League of Legends.
At the time I was writing, both companies haven’t confirmed the attacks against their systems. Some users are reporting problems to both via Twitter.
Below one of the numerous tweets from affected users:
— René | 3 Days ^-^ (@DafuqRene) 22 dicembre 2016
The hackers started the DDoS attack on Steam servers causing serious problems to the gaming servers across the world. Steam operates about 17 regional servers, all its activities including the Steam community and the Steam Store are down, this means that users are not able to buy Steam games for Christmas.
Stay Tuned …
Steam services are back up now
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(Security Affairs – Phantom Squad, hacking)