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Steam database hacked. Encrypted credit card information and passwords compromised


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#1 keyboardNinja

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 07:45 PM

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.”


Full article here: http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/11/10/steam-database-hacked-encrypted-credit-card-information-and-passwords-compromised/

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 08:48 PM

Oh, bother. <_<

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 09:01 PM

Sure wait unitl after I join to have a data breech. Everyone can blame me. I'm used to it.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 09:08 PM

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 09:58 PM

:angry: Great another site I have to change my info on.
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 10:29 PM

I kind of expected this from VALVe with how they handle IT Related things like Online Harassment and people who cyberbully others. Time to go home and change all my passwords.

This would be one of those examples where a suggestion I had made to them numerous times would be a good thing to have, and that is a mass message to all their users via Steam Friends.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 12:17 AM

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 06:01 AM

Apparently they have disabled changing of passwords. I went to change mine, and got the following:

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 06:40 AM

Thanks for the heads up, i was just about to proceed to change mine.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 07:08 AM

I changed mine last night and it worked.
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 12:26 PM

The database was compromised but there's no word yet on if the attackers have cracked the card numbers and passwords. So there's solace in that, I suppose.

If it looks like I know what I'm doing, there's a pretty good chance the only reason for that is because
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 12:46 PM

I'm glad my kids' Steam accounts were paid for with their safe (empty) bank accounts and easily expendable debit cards. At least cancelling those cards won't affect our household bill payments, etc.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 01:01 PM

Im still unable to change my password.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 01:25 PM

I'm pretty much safe because i use Paypal to pay for the games.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 04:35 PM

I'm pretty much safe because i use Paypal to pay for the games.

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