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Old 11-11-2011, 01:11 PM   #1
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Post Forums are back

I advise everybody to read the sticky after changing their password.

http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...ement.php?f=14

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Originally Posted by Gabe Newell

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.

I am truly sorry this happened, and I apologize for the inconvenience.

Gabe.
What to do if you have the same password everywhere:

You already had to change your forum password, but if you are using the same password for anywhere else, you have to change all of those for sure. Most importantly change the ones for Steam and anything that has the same password that can access your money, things like your bank or paypal info.

Another important password to change (if you use the same one) is your e-mail password.

For Credit Cards:

For people with credit cards, keep an eye out for any weird stuff on your next bill.

Steam servers are really busy today!

If you can't change your steam password due to an error, the reason is most likely that the servers are too busy. Just try again.

Do we get free games now?

There is a fake e-mail from Gabe going around saying people will get Dota 2 and Portal 2 for free. That e-mail is fake. Could we still get free games? Maybe. But don't get your hopes up because of any fake e-mails.

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Old 11-11-2011, 01:12 PM   #2
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Just changed mine. Why did it take so long for Valve to fix the forums?
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:12 PM   #3
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Yep. O:
Just changed my password!
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:12 PM   #4
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YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA welcome back
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:13 PM   #5
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welcome back
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:13 PM   #6
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It's already on news. Woo.
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:13 PM   #7
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SPUF is back! YES!
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:13 PM   #8
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Just changed mine. Why did it take so long for Valve to fix the forums?
Have to be safe and make sure it won't happen again. I'm sure they had to clean up first and then test out things.
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:13 PM   #9
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"Steam Support has suspended this account."

YAI! :/
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:14 PM   #10
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Yay!

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Old 11-11-2011, 01:14 PM   #11
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Just changed mine. Why did it take so long for Valve to fix the forums?
Practically they want to make sure that everything is fine, they didn't hack only the forums, they've hacked the Forums and Steam Database (Which contains all our data, game purchases, games, password, credit card, etc)
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:15 PM   #12
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Your password is 609 days old and must be reset

That's an old password lol
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:15 PM   #13
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Steam Forum : GABE, ARE YOU SURE THIS WILL WORK ?
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:16 PM   #14
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Also changed my account password, just in case. I'm really getting tired of hackers lately, they should go do something useful with their 'skills' instead.

Or they could all jump off a cliff, I really wouldn't care.
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:16 PM   #15
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Woohoo, back in action!
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