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    Default Breaking: Valve Announces Massive Steam Server Intrusion

    Valve has revealed that hackers have gained access to the Steam database and have pulled countless user names, passwords and other information.


    Earlier this week many noticed that the Steam forums were experiencing issues and were later taken down. It turns out that the damage incurred by hackers was more widespread than was originally anticipated.
    At first it seemed like just the forums were defaced and as such were quickly out of commission but as Valve investigated, it turned out that a database full of user names, passwords and other information was hacked. As such, the items contained on this database could now be making its way over the usual underground channels.
    According to Valve credit card information should still be safe but they are not ruling out the possibility that it too was hacked.
    We’ll continue monitoring the situation but until then, below is the full email from Gabe Newell to Steam members.
    EDIT: To avoid confusion, please remember that hashed + salted passwords as stated below are not the actual passwords themselves but rather encrypted versions thereof. This certainly doesn’t mean they are secure but rather, the people in possession of this information may find it very hard to access the things they need to get into the physical accounts.



    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.hardwarecanucks.com/news/...ver-intrusion/

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    Default Re: Breaking: Valve Announces Massive Steam Server Intrusion

    Does this mean I won't lag on DotA 2 anymore?



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    Default Re: Breaking: Valve Announces Massive Steam Server Intrusion

    Why do you lag on Dota 2? `-`

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    Default Re: Breaking: Valve Announces Massive Steam Server Intrusion

    Wow looks like some people hate Valve

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    Default Re: Breaking: Valve Announces Massive Steam Server Intrusion

    Things like this is why I don't save my card details on gaming sites. Only safe sites in m opinion are Amazon, and Paypal, but then again there are a lot of stories regarding Paypal being hacked, and cards being charged, heck there's one right here in BG lol.

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    Default Re: Breaking: Valve Announces Massive Steam Server Intrusion

    I use paypal with steam, so hf h4x0rs.

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    Default Re: Breaking: Valve Announces Massive Steam Server Intrusion

    i just changed my steam acc pass as a precaution. don't wanna someone stealing my account having $500 ($200 due to sales XD) worth of games.
    as for cc details, paypal ;P
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    Default Re: Breaking: Valve Announces Massive Steam Server Intrusion

    Quote Originally Posted by CvP View Post
    i just changed my steam acc pass as a precaution. don't wanna someone stealing my account having $500 ($200 due to sales XD) worth of games.
    as for cc details, paypal ;P
    Isn't there Steam Guard to help allevate the issue? It should ask for a code if your account is accessed from an unauthorised PC.

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    Default Re: Breaking: Valve Announces Massive Steam Server Intrusion

    Quote Originally Posted by Wintereise View Post
    Why do you lag on Dota 2? `-`
    If I knew that I wouldn't be lagging anymore.



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    Default Re: Breaking: Valve Announces Massive Steam Server Intrusion

    I changed mine this morning too. Problem is, I can't even remember the new pass myself, 32 random characters generated by lastpass ~_~

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    Default Re: Breaking: Valve Announces Massive Steam Server Intrusion

    Quote Originally Posted by aayman_farzand View Post
    Isn't there Steam Guard to help allevate the issue? It should ask for a code if your account is accessed from an unauthorised PC.
    Yes, and I have it enabled always. Still, just wanna avoid any hassle what might waste my time
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