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Steam Forums hacked

Postby Forge » Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:17 am

The Steam forums got hacked earlier today.

In a nutshell, only the forums got hacked, not the Steam accounts themselves. They also don't think any credit card information or other personal information was stolen.

That said, I'm monitoring my debit and credit cards a little more closely for the time being. I don't know how many of the users here used Steam to get their Positech games (I do), but just want to spread the word so you guys won't be featured on the next "F-R-E-E That Spell Free.... Credit Report Dot Com Bay-Bee" ad. (Sorry for the non-US folks who don't get the joke),

But I'll repeat, there's no evidence of credit information being stolen, but it doesn't hurt to be careful.

Dear Steam Users and Steam Forum Users,

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. We are still investigating.

We don't have evidence of credit card misuse at this time. Nonetheless you should watch your credit card activity and statements closely.

While we only know of a few forum accounts that have been compromised, all forum users will be required to change their passwords the next time they login. If you have used your Steam forum password on other accounts you should change those passwords as well.

We do not know of any compromised Steam accounts, so we are not planning to force a change of Steam account passwords (which are separate from forum passwords). However, it wouldn't be a bad idea to change that as well, especially if it is the same as your Steam forum account password.

We will reopen the forums as soon as we can.

I am truly sorry this happened, and I apologize for the inconvenience.


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