We are sad to report that Steam is down at the time of writing on November 3, 2016. We initially thought this could be due to scheduled maintenance, but actually it appears that a hacking group may have been the reason for why Steam is down today with one group already claiming responsibility.
We had been getting complaints through our Steam outage checker and now we have discovered that a Steam DDOS attempt may have been successful by hacking group ‘Phantom Squad’
Above are the series of Tweets left minutes ago by the group, which threaten that Steam will be down for the entire day, advising users to go and play console instead.
We can’t verify the claims as 100% genuine yet, but we can definitely see that the Steam login is not working for thousands of gamers at the moment and it means that popular games such as Dota2 which rely on Steam is down too.
Can you confirm that your Steam is down in your area? Give us your thoughts on this if Steam really has been hacked with a DDOS today by the group mentioned above.