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Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm View Post
Why hack a forum? It has separate user data than Steam does. It would be the same as if you hacked OCN and got some ones user name and password...what would it gain you? (heh...maybe a few short lived luz, but nothing else)
True, nothing of value was gained. However, Steam forums are generally where I (and definitely other people) go when there's a game that was just launched, because the Steam forums contain most fixes and discussions until things are sorted out.
post #32 of 45
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Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm View Post
Why hack a forum? It has separate user data than Steam does. It would be the same as if you hacked OCN and got some ones user name and password...what would it gain you? (heh...maybe a few short lived luz, but nothing else)
because many people use the same password on every other forum....

and they also use the same password for their email.
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I swear I didn't do it.
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post #34 of 45
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Originally Posted by kora04 View Post
Why would anyone hack steam?
It's Steam forums. There isn't anything worth grabing except forum login details :/

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Originally Posted by SchmoSalt View Post
They only breached the forums, which Valve didn't even code. They use vBulletin, which is the same forum software OCN uses. We are just as vulnerable as the Steam Forums are when it comes to an attack against the software.

I bet it wasn't even a breach in the software. I bet they found out an admin's username and password and screwed with the forum skin a bit. There is the possibility they accessed account data, but that possibility is very, very low.
^This.
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post #35 of 45
Steam forums aren't linked to your regular forum account, unless they changed it. Along with most people use Steam Guard. My password for steam is nothing like my Steam forum password also, as well as a different name so I should be fine.
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post #36 of 45
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Originally Posted by Tunechi View Post
Steam forums aren't linked to your regular forum account, unless they changed it. Along with most people use Steam Guard. My password for steam is nothing like my Steam forum password also, as well as a different name so I should be fine.
And even if your forum login credentials are the same as your Steam account's, they'd need access to your email account as well to get past Steam Guard :/
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post #37 of 45
Meh Steam is so awesome I don't even care. Plus I don't have a forum acount.
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post #38 of 45
Just a matter of time considering they're still using vBulletin 3.8.7.
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post #39 of 45
Damn well serves them right for using an old outdated forum. They really never changed it. I mean counter strike is where all the hackers go so yeah probably some hacker guy got mad for being vac banned and took revenge?

i don't know i'm just thinking what would cause someone to do that oh well sony first then again (they got hacked again) now steam forums.

Probably someone is going to hack origin or ea or something
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post #40 of 45
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Did he give his machine name and mac address to go with it?
Or his email and password to get the verify code?
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