DDoS attack on Dota 2

Zink

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I was playing a match on Dota 2, then my teammates were disconnecting from the match more frequently than usual. Normally the player has a disconnection and they get back on in about 1-2 minutes. This was not the case, instead the player was booted of the match and was coming back less than 30 seconds. My ping was 92 ms and I never got disconnected once but my teammates and the other team did. It was like a domino effect one teammate would disconnect when the other rejoined. I played the match out, then after the match I got disconnected from the Dota 2 server. I exited the game then restarted Dota 2 and nothing had changed. I was still disconnected from the server. I then went to try the browser and then the dreaded error -118 came up. I then figured out that Dota 2 was being DDoS'd, but not steam. I did notice that steam was DDoS'd for a 2 seconds but it stopped. The main issue is that Dota 2 is being DDoS'd. Please help and thank you for taking the time to read this.​
 

Gemini

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Well for me right now, Steam is down, including the client and the store
 

Mogi67

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Hopefully they shut it down and nobody ever gets to play it again
 

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It's not only dota2... There are many rummors of a group called 'Lizard Group' That had been doing DDoS to many gaming servers, including PlayStation Network, XboxLive, Blizzard... Dota2 Is still playable but sometimes i got 90% packet loss, nobody can play, server disconnects everyone and sometimes there's no reconnect button...
 

Omnomnick

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It's not only dota2... There are many rummors of a group called 'Lizard Group' That had been doing DDoS to many gaming servers, including PlayStation Network, XboxLive, Blizzard... Dota2 Is still playable but sometimes i got 90% packet loss, nobody can play, server disconnects everyone and sometimes there's no reconnect button...
This isn't the same event. This thread started half a year ago. At the current time the "Lizard Group" haven't targeted Valve at all.
 

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What is up with that "Lizard Group"? Do they have any reasoning for a DDoS attack, or did someone just think it would be an absolute riot to clog up Sony and Microsoft?
 

Zink

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Another attack also happened during the steam winter sales in 2013-2014, and it happened almost everyday. In February & March of 2014, they had attacked individual games and steam, but the attack happened here and there. However, I had no idea about the "lizard group". My only answer to this is Winter steam sales=DDoS attack=Steam Community disorder. I hope this winter can be handled a bit better than the last.
 
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