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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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37. Re: Steam, Origin DDoSed? Jan 3, 2014, 15:41 Acleacius
SpectralMeat wrote on Jan 3, 2014, 13:20:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 3, 2014, 13:17:
So let me get this is now past 1300, so you can no longer buy or sell the globes - but they were down for how many hours? And now you can't do anything with them, and they are probably going to yank all of them? wow. Classy!
Yeah that does suck.
I was expecting Steam to at least expand the sale a few hours due to the issues they've had.
Instead they just ignored it like it never happened.
I'm not 100% sure (probably someone like Dev would know) but think it's because of the contracts, all these sales are setup months ahead of time. It's possible some dickish company like ea, activision or ubi could sue Valve if they continued the sale without permission.

El Pit wrote on Jan 3, 2014, 13:37:
Acleacius wrote on Jan 3, 2014, 12:32:
Omg I'm a spammer, I suck!
Damn I tried to delete post 18 and 19 but don't have permission, sorry Blue.

Ahaaaaaaaa! SAY NO MORE! So, you're DDoSing Blue's News, right? RIGHT?! NSA waterboarding, Guantanamo Bay, or a Justin Bieber concert. It's your choice.
Oh, oh, could I pick waterboarding justin bieber and nsa, at guantanamo bay? Can I, can I, please, please? Mwahaha Plotting

Or since they are already active, could easily been:
'Syrian Electronic Army' hacks Skype's Twitter and blog accounts
The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.That is easy.All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.It works the same way in any country.
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