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Re: Steam Forums Compromised

Postby joe_rogers_11155 on Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:37 pm

i heard on inside gaming that gabe said some free copies of dota 2 and portal 2 will be on the way. i wonder if that will be only if the credit card data is decrypted.
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Re: Steam Forums Compromised

Postby kkirspel on Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:08 pm

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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Re: Steam Forums Compromised

Postby source-maps on Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:22 pm

late to the party man ...
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Re: Steam Forums Compromised

Postby ScarT on Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:06 pm

joe_rogers_11155 wrote:i heard on inside gaming that gabe said some free copies of dota 2 and portal 2 will be on the way. i wonder if that will be only if the credit card data is decrypted.

Fake.

Who cares if someone has my credit card since the bank would just reverse any fraud charges.
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Re: Steam Forums Compromised

Postby Ich 666 on Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:11 pm

ScarT wrote:Who cares if someone has my credit card since the bank would just reverse any fraud charges.

I would care, if my credit card data was stolen. I can expect a company to keep my data secure and i wouldnt expect anything less. If that happened when they got hacked, i would be dissappointed to say the least.
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Re: Steam Forums Compromised

Postby ScarT on Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:17 pm

Well have fun being disappointed then.
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