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SoulSnatcher
11-12-2011, 06:53 AM
http://i.imgur.com/EcEUJ.png


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.

Gabe.

Source. (http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/11/10/steam-database-hacked-encrypted-credit-card-information-and-passwords-compromised/)

Well at least Valve "hashed and salted" passwords and encrypted credit-card info so there is no immediate harm. I would suggest you change your password anyways, just to be on the safe side.

PharaohsVizier
11-12-2011, 12:26 PM
http://www.gamepur.com/news/6133-steam-compensate-users-free-copies-portal-2-and-dota-2.html

(http://www.gamepur.com/news/6133-steam-compensate-users-free-copies-portal-2-and-dota-2.html)Users will be compensated with free copies of Portal 2 and Dota 2. Mmmmmmmm

SoulSnatcher
11-12-2011, 01:44 PM
http://www.gamepur.com/news/6133-steam-compensate-users-free-copies-portal-2-and-dota-2.html

(http://www.gamepur.com/news/6133-steam-compensate-users-free-copies-portal-2-and-dota-2.html)Users will be compensated with free copies of Portal 2 and Dota 2. Mmmmmmmm
Sorry to disappoint but the email is fake. ):

I'm sure Valve will give us some other form of compensation, though.

PharaohsVizier
11-12-2011, 01:49 PM
Bahhhh, that's so lame, I was looking forward to Dota 2. Though most people who care probably already have portal 2

stab244
11-12-2011, 06:55 PM
That e-mail was seriously fake?!?!?!

Darn... Ah well. It did seem like a stretch to give out DOTA2 I guess. As long as things were securely encrypted then it doesn't really matter too much to me.

Shadz
11-13-2011, 01:38 AM
It was fake, a redditor emailed Gabe asking, and his reply was 'no its not me'. Sorry PV, still no DotA 2 for you :(

PharaohsVizier
11-14-2011, 01:50 AM
:( It's killing me this wait. Every time I launch Dota 1 on Warcraft 3, I keep thinking about how much better the new one will be. :(