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Just to forwarn you guys, apparently this issue is going around again. Figured I'd bump the sticky, but its locked.

Sticky here.

Just be warned, that this is still a problem (probably will be for quite a long time). So be very careful with the links you click in Steam.

Once infected, the hijacker will have remote desktop access to your machine. They will be able to get any and all passwords stored on your machine. My personal OCN, Hotmail, ROE, Gmail, all of my messengers, and Steam were all compromised a while back.

That is all .
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Thanks for the heads up.

Not being rude, but hasn't this always been a issue? I'm pretty popular on steam (250 friends, part of DTK CSS community), and i get at least 1 hacked account a day spammed me through my groups
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Thanks for the heads up.

Not being rude, but hasn't this always been a issue? I'm pretty popular on steam (250 friends, part of DTK CSS community), and i get at least 1 hacked account a day spammed me through my groups
The issue isn't so much the randoms, but people that are actually your friends, that you've talked to before. The randoms....that's obvious.

EDIT:
Also, this isn't the normal Steam scam either. They send you to a site that "they're working on" and "would like help to finish". It's not a knockoff Steam site.
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Just to forwarn you guys, apparently this issue is going around again. Figured I'd bump the sticky, but its locked.

Sticky here.

Just be warned, that this is still a problem (probably will be for quite a long time). So be very careful with the links you click in Steam.

Once infected, the hijacker will have remote desktop access to your machine. They will be able to get any and all passwords stored on your machine. My personal OCN, Hotmail, ROE, Gmail, all of my messengers, and Steam were all compromised a while back.

That is all .
That really sucks.

Never been backed, and I hope I never get hacked, I have an account with 120 games worth almost 2,000€ ...

Anyways, thanks for the heads up, I'm sure this will be of good use for many people.
    
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Damn pio, how the hell did you manage to get all of your stuff back? ._.

This is why I tend not to accept friend requests from people I don't know personally.
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That really sucks.

Never been backed, and I hope I never get hacked, I have an account with 120 games worth almost 2,000€ ...

Anyways, thanks for the heads up, I'm sure this will be of good use for many people.
If you get hacked, then you can contact steam with your CC details, or if you have a real game you brought from disk and registered, just take a photo of the CDKEY.

it's accually impossible to lose your account, so don't worry. If it's hacked and they hack on a VAC game, then yea you'll be VAC banned on those games, but your other games are still fine.

Take a photo of your CDKEY if you have a disk game on steam, and your cooool
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Thanks for the heads up about about taking a picture of a CD key, it seems like quite an effective method.
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Damn pio, how the hell did you manage to get all of your stuff back? ._.

This is why I tend not to accept friend requests from people I don't know personally.
I had an OCN buddy of mine on the phone, and he managed to get some OCN members to spam him with garbage and nasty links. Got him off my account long enough to change the password (and all the rest of my passwords as well). The next victims weren't as lucky, the guy learned from his mistake of not changing the password immediately.

And from the sounds of it, its the same guy that got me, that's at it again.

Like I said, this isn't the typical Steam hijacking. They pretend like they're your friend, and link you to a site that "they're working on". It's not a knockoff Steam site.
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If you get hacked, then you can contact steam with your CC details, or if you have a real game you brought from disk and registered, just take a photo of the CDKEY.

it's accually impossible to lose your account, so don't worry. If it's hacked and they hack on a VAC game, then yea you'll be VAC banned on those games, but your other games are still fine.

Take a photo of your CDKEY if you have a disk game on steam, and your cooool
Well, I know that.

But still, if you get hacked, there's a chance that the guy who stole your account may just get your account banned because of cheats...

That would be irreversible, and Steam would literally tell you to screw off.

So if let's say I get hacked, and that guy bans me on VAC on games like COD Black Ops and CSS, I'm just screwed and they won't remove the BAN..
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Please, let's keep this thread clean, so it stays open. More views = less chance these guys have .
Edited by pioneerisloud - 2/8/11 at 3:14am
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