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Old 11-10-11, 07:03 PM   #1
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Valve have just informed us that Steam’s database has been compromised.

An IM is being sent out to all Steam users. Here are the details straight from Gabe:

“Our Steam forums were defaced on the evening of Sunday, November 6. We began investigating and found that the intrusion goes beyond the Steam forums.

We learned that intruders obtained access to a Steam database in addition to the forums. This database contained information including user names, hashed and salted passwords, game purchases, email addresses, billing addresses and encrypted credit card information. We do not have evidence that encrypted credit card numbers or personally identifying information were taken by the intruders, or that the protection on credit card numbers or passwords was cracked.”

Valve are “still investigating” the situation. They mention that there’s been no evidence of illegal credit card activity as yet, and that it’s probably a good idea to change both your Steam passwords. To do that, access Settings from the Steam menu within the client.

Newell signs off his IM with sincerity: “I am truly sorry this happened, and I apologize for the inconvenience.”

Steam joins a long list of high profile targets who have recently been targeted by Hackers. Sony, Codemasters and Bioware have all taken the hit. Valve recently announced Steam Guard, designed to increase account security; Gabe even gave out his password to show off its true power. That makes us extra sad.
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Old 11-10-11, 07:08 PM   #2
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Yeah, it's sad and someone should find who these people are who are making such high profile attacks.
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Old 11-10-11, 08:55 PM   #3
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Not happy about this at all... but where are all of those people who laughed at the PSN users that got hacked earlier this year? It sucks, doesn't it? Sucks worse for me since this is the second time it has happened :\.
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Old 11-10-11, 08:59 PM   #4
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Man I find this out when I am at work and I cannot access steam!
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Old 11-10-11, 09:18 PM   #5
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i hope they leave my account alone
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Old 11-10-11, 09:26 PM   #6
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Not happy about this at all... but where are all of those people who laughed at the PSN users that got hacked earlier this year? It sucks, doesn't it? Sucks worse for me since this is the second time it has happened :\.
I'm right here.

Still laughing at PSN because the service was down for a whole month.
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Old 11-10-11, 09:30 PM   #7
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Yea checked my CC no charges thus far. So the only confirmed malice was compromising forum accounts thus far.

I don't get why they would attack steam/valve? Sony was to prove a point, and to my knowledge no one has claimed this.
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Old 11-10-11, 09:34 PM   #8
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I accessed Steam and everything seemed fine. PSN was hacked earlier this year then 4 days ago Xbox was been hacked 4 days ago and money had been nicked from accounts.

http://www.neowin.net/news/xbox-live...ed-money-taken

So now Steam been hacked, thankfully I checked all my games library and all fine, no money spend or took from my account.
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Old 11-10-11, 09:34 PM   #9
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Not happy about this at all... but where are all of those people who laughed at the PSN users that got hacked earlier this year? It sucks, doesn't it? Sucks worse for me since this is the second time it has happened :\.
You aren't going to get the same reaction from people with this as you did from the PSN hack, even though it's just as bad, if not worse, than that screw up. People love to hate Sony, and Valve can do no wrong.

Just one other reason to not like Steam. Anyone who can hack their databases has access to your entire gaming library!
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Old 11-10-11, 09:49 PM   #10
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Yeah where is the outrage like what was directed at Sony? This is far worse then Sony's since almost every account compromised on the Steam hack had a CC tied to it, that was not the case with the PSN Hack.
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Well i just stopped my CC....maybe an over reaction but I just want to be safe
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We already pay for a CC monitoring service, so I'm not worried.
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