STEAM Forums Hacked [1]

Posted by RosietheRiveter on Nov 07, 2011 - 10:57 AM

Troubling news indeed



If your STEAM account and STEAM Forum user name and password are the same , it would be prudent to change the STEAM account password and secret question.




"The Steam Forums are temporarily offline for maintenance. Your patience is appreciated.Ē Thatís the message youíll get if youíre trying to log into the Steam forums at the moment. Theyíve been taken down due to an apparent hack that briefly saw front page text changed to advertise a game hacks site. Eurogamer say that some Steam users have had their email addresses spammed with messages from this site



A screenshot of the Steam forums before the hack shows that the official notices section at the top of the page had been altered to promote a site called Fkn0wned. The hack is a worrying breach of Steamís usually watertight security, and is especially concerning for users whose Steam login details are the same as their Steam account username and password. Valve havenít commented on the breach yet."

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  1. http://www.sunlitgames.net/index.php?module=News&func=display&sid=1072
  2. http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/11/07/steam-forums-down-after-possible-hacker-attack/?ns_campaign=article-feed&ns_mchannel=ref&ns_source=steam&ns_linkname=0&ns_fee=0
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