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Valve Reveals the Reason behind Steam Mishap on Christmas: A DDoS Attack

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Samburaj Das

Samburaj Das

Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.


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Valve Reveals the Reason behind Steam Mishap on Christmas: A DDoS Attack

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This article was posted on Thursday, 16:22, UTC.

Valve has revealed that its Steam store was struck with a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack on Christmas, an attack which eventually resulted in the reason behind the exposure of thousands of users’ account data among the gaming community. The most popular PC gaming store of them all ran into trouble recently, on Christmas of all days. Steam users were able to see other users’ account data including phone numbers, email addresses, purchase histories and even partial credit card details. Confusion predictably reigned in for about nearly 90 minutes, between 2:50 PM and 4:20 PM on Christmas Day. The…

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Samburaj Das

Samburaj Das

Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.

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