Gabe Newell, the head of Valve, has announced that their service has been hacked via their forums.
The attack happened on Sunday, and as a result the steam forums are down, and Steam has begun to advise everyone to watch for any fraudulent activity on their credit card accounts.
The attack doesn’t seem t
o have been focused on gaining credit card information, but Steam states that it is still a distinct possibility that the info was taken.
“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. [The database in question] contained information including user names, hashed
and salted passwords, game purchases, email addresses, billing addresses and encrypted credit card information [but] 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.” – Newel
So yeah… check your card activity. And change your account passwords, you know the drill… Gotta love the amount of hacks recently.
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