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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.
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I changed My password just in case and with steam guard and gmail 2step verification i should be good.
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post #73 of 130
Grrrrrrrrrrrrr.
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I was shaking in my boots when I saw this notice pop up, and after I just installed Skyrim... Dam for EVERY game now connecting to steam & I freaked out not knowing if I had enough space on my steam ssd to complete installment.
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THAT's EA RAGIN!!
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lol! I don't think there is much chance of anyone's money being stolen wink.gif
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Originally Posted by Acroma View Post

This is why I don't use steam... That and I hate adds and it's full of them and it wants to update every freakin day sometimes more than once... PITA IMO.

Because is better to have to buy games again when you cant find the cd key or when the disk break or gets scratch or lost. It is much better to have to look for patches out on the internet for games instead of turning on steam when you go out or whatever and by the time you get back everything is up to date. rolleyes.gif
    
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post #78 of 130
Just in case its best to reset your passwords and play it safe.

I mean heck this isnt anything new, popular sites will get hit from time to time. Lets just hope sites have enough levels of security to keep the important info safe. And thank goodness it wasnt a fiasco like when the PSN was offline for weeks. So all in all this is kind of minor in the overall scheme of things.

I was a leery about Steam at first and took quite awhile to join up. And almost missed out on BF3 because of origin, but am now glad i did jump on BF3 origin or not.

But it is our responsibility to protect ourselves online, and using paypal or a prepaid CC is about as safe as it gets.

EG
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That sucks i hate changing my passwords. Also what is steam guard?
 
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Oh Gabe, I can't stay mad at you with that face.

Didn't get an email from steam but a got a bunch of paypal phishing scam emails :/
Quote:
Originally Posted by sotorious View Post

That sucks i hate changing my passwords. Also what is steam guard?

You get emailed a a unique code when you log on from an new computer. Would be hard to get past without the 'victims' email account as well.



I DEMAND a steam sale for the inconvenience.
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