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Old 11th November 2011, 11:23   #1
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It would seem that last week's attack on Valve's forums was a lot more serious than the company originally let on. I just got this e-mail from Valve: 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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Old 12th November 2011, 09:37   #2
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They were just a bit late telling us that, a few days matter when your credit card information is at stake.
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Old 12th November 2011, 13:49   #3
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Originally Posted by nocutius View Post
They were just a bit late telling us that, a few days matter when your credit card information is at stake.
In the beginning it wasn't sure if any credit card information was stolen, they only knew the forum was hacked.
Then it appeard that credit card information was stolen too, but as far as they know they only have the encripted information, so without the keys it's kinda useless information.
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