Pair Claim To Have DDOS’d Steam In The Final Hours Of The Holiday Sale

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Earlier this week, the junior hacker group called DERP caused some amount of chaos when they attacked a large number of games and gaming platforms like Battle.net, League of Legends, and Planetside 2 (reportedly resulting in PSN downtime). Now a pair with the Twitter handles of @ccFtheCat and @LARCENY_ claim to have DDOS’d Battle.net and Steam. If you were using the Steam platform yesterday evening, you’ll know that the service was down for an extended period of time, and yes, in the final hours of the Steam Holiday Sale 2013.

 

 

 

 

Another purported hacker, @SirBarclay claims the pair are taking credit for his hard work. At this point, there’s no way to tell who is really behind the attack. It continues to baffle me as to why these guys want to put gamers in the middle of their personal vendettas. It seems to me that most of these people are gamers themselves, so why hurt the community just to prove a point? We’ll update the story with more information when it becomes available.

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Dylan Zellmer

Dylan splits time between games journalism, designing video games, and playing them. Outside of his deep involvement in the games industry, he enjoys It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Shameless, A Song of Ice and Fire, fitness, and family.
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  • Austin Crago

    The problem I get with this article is that you’re referring to them as “hackers”, they are in no way hackers, just a couple of kids that can download a program like the rest of us.

    • Absolutely, there’s no real skill necessary to DDOs someone. Plenty of not so nice people have written perfectly good programs that do all the work. I’ve updated the post accordingly.