Posted on February 13, 2012, CJ Miozzi Yesterday’s Steam Outage Wasn’t A Hack, Just A Power Outage
With recent news of a past security breach landing hackers encrypted credit card information, Steam users had a bit of a scare yesterday when the platform’s website and client went down without warning. Valve has since reassured us that the downtime was due to a power outage and nothing more.
A Valve representative posted the following message on the Steam forums:
Our datacentre’s uninterruptible power supplies experienced a power failure. The power is back on now, and we’re working to get service restored as quickly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
The representative later added that Steam is up and running at a “normal user load,” but that a few lingering issues are still being ironed out.