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I've recently had my Steam account stolen, I've contacted Valve about it and it should hopefully be returned to me soon.

But I'm wondering how they got my password? I haven't logged into Steam in weeks, and I haven't logged into the Steam website for years so I can't see how I've fallen victim to a phishing attack. What are the other possibilities? Brute force? Dictionary attack?
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Use the same password as anything else?
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Use the same password as anything else?
Potentially. Perhaps I may have used the same password on other websites many years ago, but nothing recently.
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Just report it to steam and verify your identity, and then enable steam guard, hopefully problem solved.
post #5 of 7
I'd also check that nobody has logged into your email account.

Once you get it back, make sure you verify your Steam account with your email address, and enable Steam Guard.

That way, it is close to impossible being hacked from Steam, unless you really want to get hacked.
    
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This happened to me once....... some guys hacked my steam and one of my friends was talking to him about his new ATi card..... the guy was spamming Nvidia is better! like 300 times i was told...
my friend also blocked me........... but i got my acct back and talked to my friend(hes actually a member on here )
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post #7 of 7
I bet the guy hacked your Steam account years ago, got used to having it and bought tons of games for it.

Lucky bastard
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