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Steam, Origin DDoSed?

Steam is suffering from connectivity issues, and attempts to use various aspects of Valve's online service return "118" errors, which say: "Unable to connect to server. Server may be offline or you may not be connected to the internet." Shacknews notes a pair of twitter users are claiming to be behind the Steam outage, but Valve has not yet officially responded to the situation. Likewise, Polygon notes hacking group DERP is taking responsibility/credit for knocking EA's Origin offline with a distributed denial of service attack, but this seems to have ended, as EA tweets that Origin is back online, while Steam is still having problems as of this writing.

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9. Re: Steam, Origin DDoSed? Jan 3, 2014, 11:59 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Shit like this just reinforces the notion that WAY too many computers are being run with little to no security. You would think that most of these DDoS bots would be personal computers, but I remember some study recently saying the majority were corporate workstations or something?

Either way, useless spammers with thousands or millions of slaved boxes that they shouldn't have in the first place.

What little faith I have in humanity is getting eroded on a daily basis. Ugh.
 
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