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Steam Hacked

Postby Fenrisulfr » Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:24 am

http://www.slashgear.com/steam-hacked-c ... -10194657/

Right around MW3, Skyrim, and Sonic Generations. Who ever did it played smart.

This week Valve Corporation head Gabe Newell has announced that the gaming hub Steam has suffered an attack on their forums which may well have put credit card numbers and other users personal information at risk. The attack apparently went down this Sunday and Valve is currently letting everyone who had any personal info listed at Steam to watch their credit card activity in the near future for possible fraudulent activity. Here after the attack the Steam Forums are closed and will remain closed for the time being while Steam itself will remain operating as normal.

Note that the attack itself was not necessarily aimed at the credit card information and other personal bits of users at Steam, but that the larger attack did have the potential to access said information. A note from Newell read something to the effect of don’t be scared, but also keep your guard..... (more on link)
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Re: Steam Hacked

Postby Rival » Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:53 am

Inb4 some youtube video featuring "anonymous" claiming they did it, while offering no proof.
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Re: Steam Hacked

Postby WiNg0o » Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:08 pm

Rival wrote:Inb4 some youtube video featuring "anonymous" claiming they did it, while offering no proof.


Anonymous is way too easy to blame this on.
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Re: Steam Hacked

Postby Rival » Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:19 pm

WiNg0o wrote:
Rival wrote:Inb4 some youtube video featuring "anonymous" claiming they did it, while offering no proof.


Anonymous is way too easy to blame this on.

But that's what I mean. They enjoy being blamed for things so I expect some anon will say they did it, even if that wasn't the case.
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Re: Steam Hacked

Postby Saint Soul » Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:05 pm

they wouldn't waste time on something small such as steam.
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Re: Steam Hacked

Postby WiNg0o » Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:51 pm

Steam pulls some HUGE numbers and has quite a few card numbers on file. But yeah Anonymous would do something that would draw attention to them immediately like leaving a calling card of sorts on the forum's front page.
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Re: Steam Hacked

Postby Rival » Sat Nov 12, 2011 5:13 am

Soulchild wrote:they wouldn't waste time on something small such as steam.

>Small

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_Kh7nLplWo

Steam makes huge revenue.

They have a 70% share of the digital distribution market for video games.
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Re: Steam Hacked

Postby Saint Soul » Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:38 pm

but it isn't as VITAL as xboxlive or PSN. so my point remains valid.

Also people dont stream game over steam as much as they do PSN.
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Re: Steam Hacked

Postby DaCrum » Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:41 pm

I'd have to disagree Soul. Steam is pretty fuckin' big. Most PC gamers use Steam.
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Re: Steam Hacked

Postby BobSagat » Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:07 pm

Soulchild wrote:but it isn't as VITAL as xboxlive or PSN. so my point remains valid.

Also people dont stream game over steam as much as they do PSN.

You have no fucking clue what you're talking about.
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Re: Steam Hacked

Postby Saint Soul » Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:00 pm

fine what ever.
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Re: Steam Hacked

Postby zepherin » Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:11 pm

Rival wrote:
WiNg0o wrote:
Rival wrote:Inb4 some youtube video featuring "anonymous" claiming they did it, while offering no proof.


Anonymous is way too easy to blame this on.

But that's what I mean. They enjoy being blamed for things so I expect some anon will say they did it, even if that wasn't the case.

Except most anons like steam, a lot. Then again the nature of anonymous is that if you anonymously claim to be one you are one.
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Re: Steam Hacked

Postby Sentios » Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:49 am

No reason for the 'group' anonymous to be behind this, yet at the same time not knowing who did it makes them anonymous.
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Re: Steam Hacked

Postby Kusang_Manalo » Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:17 am

Soooo, we can settle for people jealous of Steam's progessive?

Though, I'm curious when game sellers would start going online to sell games.
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Re: Steam Hacked

Postby Sentios » Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:55 am

Kusang_Manalo wrote:Soooo, we can settle for people jealous of Steam's progessive?


Or they did it for the lulz.
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Re: Steam Hacked

Postby Wulfespinndel » Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:23 pm

This is so funny, Gabe was kind of boastful when he announced some of the Steam security shit and stuff at one presentation about some security program and shit.

Well played hacker, well played.
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Re: Steam Hacked

Postby sahaya » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:24 am

thanks for the information
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Re: Steam Hacked

Postby BeeAre » Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:07 am

god that is one ominous bot.
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