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PostPosted: November 10th, 2011, 4:23 pm 
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Steam recently admitted that its forums suffered a security breach, but the problem runs much deeper unfortunately. Steam users' accounts have been compromised, as the entire database, including credit card data, was accessed. This is sadly reminiscent of Sony's massive PSN breach, but at least Valve is letting customers know much quicker than Sony did. IndustryGamers just received the following letter from Valve's Gabe Newell:

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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.


http://www.industrygamers.com/news/stea ... -information-stolen/


****.... now i have to really watch my bank account.

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 Post subject: Re: steam credit card info leaked
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Well, usually when info is stolen, you get phone calls. Usually they get the numbers, but not the security numbers or pins or anything like that. So expect phone calls from random numbers. Do watch your bank account, but I'm sure Steam keeps most that information secure or at least obscure so no one can use it without having to get more information first. Definitely changing my password. Glad they let people know right away. Steam probably learned from Sony that this is something they need to be on top of right away.

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I'm glad I don't have any of my info on there then :D Probably will still change my password though.

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Everything was encrypted / hashed, so it's not nearly as bad as other breaches in recent memory, such as Sony's PSN issues.

Glad to have them come right out and say it, rather than try to keep it hush-hush for a bit while they try to figure out what happened.

Basically, change your forum password if you've got one. Otherwise, your data is probably safe. If you've been using the same password + username/email for other sites, definitely change other passwords ASAP. If you're in that boat, generally shame on you. This is why nobody should use the same password for two sites.

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Pfkninenines wrote:
Everything was encrypted / hashed, so it's not nearly as bad as other breaches in recent memory, such as Sony's PSN issues.

Sony's wasn't encrypted?


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Everything was encrypted / hashed, so it's not nearly as bad as other breaches in recent memory, such as Sony's PSN issues.

Sony's wasn't encrypted?


Not positive on their credit card info, but everything else wasn't encrypted.

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