Steam servers forums were hacked

Valve servers were hacked on last sunday, told today Gabe Newell ; that accounts and passwords from forums servers and also possibly from servers gaming accounts users were/are or might be compromised.

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.


I took this from Hardware Canucks webpage, if this is not allowed feel free to delete it.
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  1. Great. Another SOE type of breach. fyi if your into steam type of games and purchased some of there stuff with credit cards etc, dont update steam and join the class action lawsuit that more then likely will happen. Hmmm lets see the mass drama that will unfold.
  2. Most intelligent people would have unchecked the box that says "remember my CC info" when making a purchase from steam. As long as you don't reuse passwords, the effect of this will be minimal.
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