Steam is used by more than 123million gamers, is suffering from a “major DDoS attack” by a group of hackers named Phanton Squad, who previously have claimed responsibility for taking down PSN and Xbox Live, claimed repsonsibility for the attack on Twitter.
They said they had initiated a “major DDoS attack” on the platform – but shortly afterwards the Twitter account was deactivated.
Last month Phantom Squad also claimed responsibility for an attack which caused it to go offline for several minutes.
It raises fears that hacking groups could try to launch major DDoS attacks on other gaming services over the Christmas weekend.
Currently steam is running as of writing this article.