Valve struggled briefly interrupted Steam service

Jul

18

2016

Steam is experiencing interference. Since Sunday, between 1 and 2 pm, the quantity of logged-in users has shown a sharp decline, followed by wild fluctuations. It is not clear at this time whether it is a technical problem or a DDoS attack.

Steam The Steam the Stats page shows the clear disturbance. Reports on gaming forum NeoGAF give the impression that the problem has spread worldwide; users on different continents do complain about. The Steam Community website and other related services experiencing the interference.

The popular digital distribution platform from Valve has little to do with interference. The last time it happened was during the Christmas season of 2015, when the company had to deal with a DDoS attack. To reportedly has PoodleCorp, a hacker group that recently some famous YouTubers hacked , it claimed responsibility on Twitter. They would claim that they are commissioned by the owners of CS: GO acted gambling sites. The group has its tweet recently been deleted again and it may be that they are not behind.

PoodleCorp demanded on Saturday the responsibility for the failure of the Pokemon Go servers. However, the group behind it is not certain and in addition to trace virtually impossible at this time; The game currently has millions of worldwide players, which easily can cause server problems. On Saturday, the game was simultaneously available in 26 European countries.
Update, 15:37: See, the problems had been resolved on the stats page. At the time are again more than ten million users online.

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