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As a side note from the regular conversation happening in this forum, please heed Valve's advice as follows:

November 10th, 2011

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鈥檛 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鈥檛 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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Don't worry about anything Steam related except your credit card activity possibly. No Steam accounts were compromised.

The main risk is if you were a Steam forums user and used the same password on other websites. You should change those.

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I heard about this on e-freak's facebook, I was led to believe it was only the forums that had been attacked and that steam accounts were not compromised... damn.

yepp, a week ago (on sunday) it looked like someone just opened up the admin panel for the boards and spammed some shit there. today it became clear that they had access to a database with user email adresses and postal adresses. all CC information and passwords are save as of now as their encryption wasn't broken.

i'd guess valve can find out who did it, just like when hl2 was leaked and the community helped them find the idiot. just wondering who has an interest in breaching steam though...

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The group of hackers actually shut down their boards and denied any involvement when their name showed up on Steam, so I'm thinking some disgruntled ex member of the group hot banned playing CS:)

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