Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: steam hacked

  1. #1
    Joined
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Indpls. IN.
    Posts
    7,896

    steam hacked

    with so many using steam I thought I would post
    http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=23257
    http://techreport.com/discussions.x/21991
    so for Me I am glad I refuse to use steam
    "The Lord Is My Shepherd, I Shall Not Want"
    PS:23

  2. #2
    Joined
    Dec 2000
    Posts
    5,051

    Re: steam hacked

    Considering the passwords were not plain text or weakly salted, the credit card information was encrypted and Valve notifying its customer base rather quickly without denying service of the platform ( Forums were only offline for about a day or two) the breach appears to be minimal.

    Basically the information stolen would be incredible difficult to unencrypt and be usable while the actual hack was used to deface the forums without affecting the actual steam platform.
    Last edited by Bryan; 11-13-2011 at 05:21 PM.

  3. #3
    Joined
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Indpls. IN.
    Posts
    7,896

    Re: steam hacked

    well the Offical reports says:
    "We don't have evidence of credit card misuse at this time. Nonetheless you should watch your credit card activity and statements closely."

    full statment is here


    http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2227097

    Me I would change all credit cards and apply for new cards ' better safe then sorry
    "The Lord Is My Shepherd, I Shall Not Want"
    PS:23

  4. #4
    Joined
    Dec 2000
    Posts
    5,051

    Re: steam hacked

    Not all customers had their credit cards on record, and even those who did were encrypted with salting which pretty much makes that part of the information unusable.

    From the looks of it the forums were more the target, with the goal being defacement. ( Will have to see how things go, and watch for email scams being used to pish the credit card.)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •