News Valve admits Xmas Steam glitch hit 34,000 users

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  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    Was it displaying full payment card details, i was lead to believe it was partial details, last 2-4 numbers or something like that.

    Also WTH is carrying out a DDos attack supposed to achieve? Other than the obvious denying of services that at best seems rather short term.
     
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    The most common reasons:
    Give us money and we will stop.
    Trolling.
    Political action.
    Hide or facilitate another attack.
     
  4. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Partial, but given it also had things like names and addresses it would have been enough to carry out a social attack ("Hi, this is your bank here, we've spotted some fraud on your card ending 1234, can you confirm a few details for us so we can refund you?")
     
  5. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    I'm getting a refund you say? Let me just crab my banking details for you. ;) :D

    Joking BTW
     
  6. Cerberus90

    Cerberus90 Car Spannerer

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    Ahhh what!! I've just sent mine over, :p
     

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