UPDATE: Steam is back online.
If you were planning on playing some cozy games on Steam (or maybe even check out their winter sale) well prepare to be disappointed. A group known as Phantom Squad has hit Steam servers with what appears to be your standard DDoS attack. Currently all servers are down.
— Phantom Squad (@PhantomNations) December 23, 2016
The funny part is nobody really knows why they did it other than, because they can. And of course fame. Last year, Steam was hit with a similar attack which thankfully was resolved quickly. For now we’ll have to see how this will pan out and, more importantly, if any private info wasn’t compromised in the process.