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Steam is hacked! People cannot play some games and Steam Sync is down

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Vladimir_Dimov, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. I don't know if someone noticed, but appears Steam is hacked today and many people cannot play their games at all. :(

    When I launched my PC about 2-3 hours ago, my Steam client couldn't connect to Steam servers and my account was unable to log in. I've had tried again and client just tries to connect forever! Also, the screenshots I've had made and uploaded on Steam Cloud hosting now doesn't load (they're from Saints Row 2 only though). Some other people says they cannot also synchronize their games' progress, making some games totally unplayable, Steam workshop is also totally down now.

    Steam topics about this issue on their community forums:
    http://steamcommunity.com/discussions/forum/0/282992562609205814/
    http://steamcommunity.com/discussions/forum/0/282992646965794853/

    Seems it's a DDOS attack. Someone here to have problems loggin with their Steam client or cannot launch games they own / cannot load Steam Workshop? :eek:

    Edit: I've tried and Saints Row 2 launched normally, my pictures taken in Saints Row 2 now loaded again, but I'm not sure how is currently for others here...
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2016
  2. Admixon

    Admixon Modding patch tester

    I guess Steam is fixing some problems and it may work not incorrectly or it's a personal (country) issue.
     
  3. Minimaul

    Minimaul Site owner Staff Member

    A DDoS isn't really a hacking attack - they don't get to break into Steam or take control over it using it - they just throw loads of traffic at it to knock it offline.

    It's childish and pathetic behaviour and they usually do it to try to extort money from whatever site they're attacking.
     
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