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Hackers Threaten to Take Down Steam as Summer Sale Begins
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2017, 10:15:20 AM »
Hackers Threaten to Take Down Steam as Summer Sale Begins
23 June 2017, 9:12 am

Valve officially kicked off the Steam Summer Sale on June 22, and just like every year, the gaming platform is suffering from slowdowns, with some users complaining that the service was even down completely at certain times and they couldn’t connect.

And while this is nothing unusual since the Summer Sale generates huge traffic from gamers hungry for deals on their favorite titles, hacking group CyberTeam claims they are behind the inconsistencies that users are experiencing as we speak and which started a few hours ago.

In a message posted on Twitter, the CyberTeam group said they are “attacking Steam in the test, the attacks that are occurring are not official, very soon we will attack all the servers.” Of course, it’s hard to verify these claims and the server issues that some people are hitting might be caused by the huge traffic generated by the sale.

CyberTeam also alleged Skype ... (read more)

Source: Softpedia News / Security

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