SkidNP : The hacking group that has promised to bring down Minecraft and Steam gaming servers during Christmas holidays

Meet SkidNP the latest gang of hackers to seeking join the esteemed ranks of hacking groups like Syrian Electronic Army, CyberBerkut and infamous ones like Lizard Squad. SkidNP is the latest entrant in the hacking arena and their first deed as hackers was to announce that they will bring down Steam and Minecraft gamings servers during the Christmas holidays.

With Christmas just two days far, we caught up with SkidNP’s member who goes by the name of K and asked him what SkidNP’s goals were. Here is the full interview :

TW : Who are you guys and what is the aim of SkidNP?

K  (@Obstructable) : The leaders are me and we aim to break “Skids” Like and stop them from taking other peoples credits. we attack services to make them know what attacks are like so they can fix them

TW : What are your targets for Christmas holidays?

K : Minecraft and Steam. Steam will be a hard target as they are smart unlike Mojang, Xbox and PlayStation.

TW : No PSN Network and Xbox Live?

K : I think will be attacking xbox and PSN enough.

One of the exploits of SkidNP is that they hacked Phantom Squad’s website. Phantom Squad have promised that they will DDoS PlayStation Networks and Xbox gaming servers during the Christmas holidays. SkidNP considers Phantom Squad as skids, a Internet slang for script kids.  Here is why?

TW : Why do you think are skids?

K : They use a old attack method “PMA” this is a method from around 2013 that is bad

TW : And you will be using?

K : We will be using a botnet and a few dedicated servers.

SkidNP fulfill their promise, bring down Steam servers, read here to know more.

TW : Arent you worried about the backlash from Minecraft and Steam gamers? Lizard Squad was harangued by them for last years attacks..

K : Well not really as all they will be doing is giving us more publicity. Making videos and tweets about how outraged they are about us.

TW : You are connected in anyways to Lizards?

K : We are not

TW : Next years targets if any?

K  : We will be attacking Minecraft & Steam again, and maybe a few more as we do not know yet as its a year away

TW : And what time will the Minecraft and Steam attack start?

K : Around 1AM 25Th

TW : Any message to the young wannabe hackers?

K : Watch out.. we’re coming for you

K signed off with a ominous warning to tech companies which provide poor service to users and have very poor security. He said that they want to bring down such services to alert the tech companies about their vulnerabilities so that they can prepare for the same.

It remains to be seen whether SkidNP is successful in bringing down the Minecraft and Steam servers on the 25th December. But, taking them lightly could cost serious loss as Sony and Microsoft realised last year when they preferred to disregard Lizard Squad’s promise of disrupting Xbox Live and PlayStation Network servers during the Christmas holidays.

What happened during those holidays to both the gaming servers is known to all.


  1. “K signed off with a ominous warning to tech companies which provide poor service to users and have very poor security. He said that they want to bring down such services to alert the tech companies about their vulnerabilities so that they can prepare for the same.”

    But in the same interview, these idiots claimed that Steam is already very “smart”… So, why do these script kiddies then need to attack Steam to “alert” them about their “poor service” and “poor security”? Steam is awesome. Gaben is awesome.

    Prepare to get arrested, SkidNP. 🙂

    • I’d be surprised if none of these fake attention craving assholes forgot to enable their proxy. what they are doing is illegal, and yet they flout their stupidity by announcing it.

  2. Why’d you give them any publicity? The best thing anyone can do is just ignore them.
    They know how to DDoS, congratulations. Almost any script kiddie can do it.

    I liked the question “Any message to the young wannabe hackers?”. -cough cough- you were ‘interviewing’ them.

    • Hi Andy,

      How can we ignore them? They had promised to bring down the steam servers on 25th yet Steam admin failed to anticipate that. Much like last year when Sony and Microsoft disregarded Lizard Squads promise and we, the gamers had to bear the brunt of failed PSN and XBL servers.

      • Are you kidding me? Does this place let any jackass who walks off the street write articles? DDoS attacks are hard to defend against. And you’re sitting here blaming the victims. You shouldn’t be anywhere near a tech blog if you’re this ignorant.

  3. Lol, try making a difference in something that matters. I mean seriously? They focus on the most insignificant things in the world. Such a shame, all those so called “skillz” and the choose to focus on pointless issues. Seems these kids today are all blinded and ignorant to real issues right in front of them. Merry Christmas 🙂 Hope Santa brings you some perspective.

    • agreed let them hack the military and reroute food supply’s to country’s that need it for Christmas
      DDosing steam who cares.

      P.S. SkidNP = Skids with NO PERSPECTIVE

  4. Such technological expertise! DDOS is script kiddie level hack which takes as much skill as entering an IP or IPs to attack and a credit card. Look at me, I is a hax0r too! Go back to kindergarten you elite hax0rs, no on likes you.

  5. Probably don’t have supportive families or friends of any kind. I really pity these poor kids. Rather than do something beneficial, they’ve concluded that their best path in life is to use their limited means to make their mark on the world by doing something literally every child with a network connection can do. DDOS is the lowest form of attack. It requires by far the least knowledge, organization or thought. It just requires a credit card.

    I say this sincerely. If anyone from SkidNP needs help, someone to talk to (because I know you’re lonely), please reply. I’m happy to help you. Tis the season.

  6. I hate these idiots. All they do is hurt us the clients more then it does the company. After all, it is going to be our personal info laid out in the open for anyone to go clean house behind them. Even if they didn’t steal anything I hope the FBI charge them for every stolen credit card and stolen identity.


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