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Offline Enchantermon

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Steam forums defaced; user account information accessed.
« on: November 12, 2011, 06:15:06 PM »
Got this notification on Steam today and thought I'd toss it out here in case any Steam users missed it:

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.


You can see more information about the security breach on the Steam forums:
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Re: Steam forums defaced; user account information accessed.
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2011, 08:41:06 AM »
Hooray, cyber-criminals.

Already changed my password info. Hopefully they haven't stolen any financial s***, shall have to keep an eye on that.
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Re: Steam forums defaced; user account information accessed.
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2011, 12:02:15 PM »
I've got Steam Guard. I'm safe. I deleted my credit card anyway, though. And changed my password.

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Re: Steam forums defaced; user account information accessed.
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2011, 12:42:24 PM »
I've only gotten free games off them so mine weren't there. Also my account wasn't verified till now- I'm safe, right? I changed my password incase :/