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Steam Hack?

posted by Chyron8472 on - last edited - Viewed by 474 users
I just received a message in Steam saying that users' account information including passwords were recently compromised, and that I would be required to change my password n my next login. So, I logged out of Steam and back in again but it didn't ask me to change my password. Has anyone else had a message like this?
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  • I haven't logged onto Steam, but Ringmaster just sent me an article confirming this.

    Here we go!

    I think I'll move to Canada now. Ciao, folks!
  • Well. Ill be changing my password/deleting credit card info now.

    I hope I can do that on the website.
    EDIT:Oh wait, I signed up for steam security. That means they need my email as well to get my steam account. :D
  • you mean Steam Guard? I have that set up also.

    Further, I pay for all Steam purchases with my Paypal account, and Steam won't know my Paypal password nor the payment info that Paypal uses.
  • Guys, all the info is here.
    Gabe Newell" said:
    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.

  • Chyron8472;556119 said:
    you mean Steam Guard? I have that set up also.

    Further, I pay for all Steam purchases with my Paypal account, and Steam won't know my Paypal password nor the payment info that Paypal uses.
    Yeah same here.

    Im also a paranoid person, so I
    deleted the info on the credit cards
    Changed my password
    And Steam Guard was already on.(thanks browser version of steam)

    Overkill? Yes, but I don't care.
  • Beh, it's time for me to change to the more generally used version of my password anyway.

    And, since I already use at least three different passwords overall (thinking about adding a fourth to it), and one of my passwords has various variations with or without added numbers and / or underscores, I'm probably good.
  • This might explain why those random emails about canadian medicines were sent to my contacts, sunday. Oh man, my password for the forums are the same as the one for my steam account; and I have two of my brother's credit card number's saved and forgot to take them out. Well shit. I guess will have to fund out when the bill comes...
  • Just tell your brother to watch out for any odd looking charges. Then get him to phone up his bank, explain that the charge wasn't made by him, and they should refund the charge, cancel the card and send you a new one.

    Getting a tad sick of all these hacks really. Had just gotten over the whole PSN debacle. :|
  • Also, delete your credit card info now online. Best to make things as hard as possible for the hackers to get your info.
  • Well I deleted it, I just hope that the email thing was a concidence...
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