Steam Hacked; Accounts Compromised, Community Offline

There have been reports from individuals on NeoGAF, Reddit, and Twitch TV that Steam has been hacked.


UPDATE: Awaiting comment from Valve about status of issue

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Xavior_Reigns1236d ago

Damn sure hope this is a few isolated cases, I only joined Steam a few days ago!

PC_601236d ago

Haven't even heard of this, dsogaming would have wrote about it or I would have seen this inside the steam fourms if it was a major case and also steam hasn't been offline so I dont know what to make of this

Mariusmssj1236d ago

My steam seems fine, community page works without any issues.

Palitera1236d ago

The biggest fanboys of the internet would write an article about a very heavy PC issue?

Yeah, right...

UltimateMaster1236d ago

This sucks that Steam got hacked.
Does this mean our personal information has been compromised? or just DDOS attack?

Neixus1236d ago

If you haven't heard of this, you've been living under a rock.

Literally, ALL the top twitch streamers got hacked, and the fact that inventory items, like in CSGO, can be worth hundreds of thousand dollars, this IS a major case.

And everyone could do it, the guide leaked online, it let you log in to any account possible as long as you had the username.

bouzebbal1236d ago

to all them trolls thinking PC is invincible and talking crap about console safety. Your turn now..

ChristopherJack1236d ago (Edited 1236d ago )

No idea why you got so many disagrees there. You never claimed anyone was lying or anything stupid, you just displayed some cautious skepticism.

Peace_Love_and_FPS1235d ago


Seriously? You honestly think any piece of technology is hacker-proof, or you just love starting flame wars because 'oh no someone doesn't play the same consumer product as me and that angers me, wahhhh'?

I'm not defending those trolls and I absolutely have no bias in platforms, I'm just saying that you're one of them, only you actively see what you're doing as wrong but when you get the chance you still do it.

Anyways, hopefully they'll fix this soon.

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MehmetAlperTR1236d ago

It's online for Turkiye .. Sorry to hear for other countries..

BinaryMind1236d ago

Have you been living under a rock for the last ten years?

Xavior_Reigns1236d ago

Yup, very valuable rocks too!

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tee_bag2421236d ago (Edited 1236d ago )

Theres no reason Steam users need to have their Credit Card details saved to their accounts other than convenience. It's not like they have to pay monthly subscriptions.
Im happy I never had them saved to my account and mostly use PayPal .

bradleejones1236d ago

I know. They hacked in just to get your info.

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WildArmed1236d ago

Wow, even steam guard failed?

That's not good at all :/

Razputin1236d ago

Believe it or not those two factor authentication won't stop real hackers.

Implementations like this are for the novice hacker. They do stop let's say even 99% of hack or intrusion attempts, but if someone or some persons want to hack you. They sure will.

loopygames1236d ago

It has to do with a flaw in steam's password reset.

DLConspiracy1236d ago

Thanks for this. So apparently it's more of a troll than a hack. Locks people out of their account and that's about it. Seems like people have their accounts back. I am sure every other reader will skip over it though in an attempt to make a jab at steam.

WildArmed1236d ago

I stand corrected:

"This exploit did not affect the Steam Guard verification code form, so the abusers could change anyone's password but not get past Steam Guard."

pivotplease1236d ago

Good news for sure. Having personal info compromised is the worst and I pity anyone that has experienced something of the sort.

Dragonking0071236d ago

I feel people just really like to blame sony Microsoft and steam for hackers wen it truly not there fault hackers these days can get through right about anything

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joab7771236d ago

Oh...the wonders of a relaxing Sunday morning...hacking and destroying people's lives for no real purpose.

jsnyder821236d ago

I don't like to make sweeping generalizations. Usually because they're never true. But I'm convinced that hackers are all just basement-dwelling virgins with no friends. It's the only way I can make sense of it all.

frostypants1236d ago

But they'll try to come up with some BS "reason" for what they did..."we were trying to protest their weak security!!!" or some such nonsense.

Lukejrl1236d ago

A generalization is not meant to be completely true. It is said to avoid being overly specific. For instance if I say "all Cats have tails" then that obviously can't be true cause what about cats who get their tails cut off or have a accident. those are exceptional circumstances and in general all cats have tails.

You comment about basement dwelling antisocial hackers is actually spot on.

bradleejones1236d ago

Except in Florida. No basements.

Peace_Love_and_FPS1235d ago


I'm not sure anyone in Florida is young enough to "remember DOS", let alone hack steam lol

(Just a joke)

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Neixus1236d ago (Edited 1236d ago )

I hate hackers, but their purpose is pretty clear. People can have items on their accounts, worth thousands of dollars.

nitus101236d ago (Edited 1236d ago )

While I do agree with the basics of what you said you have got the wording wrong.

Please learn the difference between the words "hackers" and "crackers". The so called IT journalists have been getting it wrong for well over 25 years.

The people you hate are actually called "crackers" (think safe-cracker) and are the ones who try to break into computing systems. "Hacking" is not a crime and no sane government would make it so while "Cracking" is.

Anyone who is a good programmer uses hacking skills and without programmers you don't get new software as well as bug fixes and that means games as well.

pivotplease1236d ago

But I love crackers. Especially with cheese.

I guess the confusion is beyond redemption though as hacker is the most widely adopted and easily understood colloquialism to use these days.

FallenAngel19841236d ago

No online service is safe from hackers and issues

thecowsaysmoo1236d ago

Damn, now I want to take back what I said about wanting PSN and XBL to be more like steam. You can keep your steam PC gamers.

TedCruzsTaint1236d ago (Edited 1236d ago )

I've been using Steam for three years and, besides unusually heavy traffic, Steam has never been down for me.
My account has never been compromised.
Something happens once, and you already want to denounce a system that has proven itself far superior to others.

Either be constructive, or be quiet.

slappy5081236d ago

You are quite correct. The only time I can recall that steam has ever been down for me, was the first day of this year's steam summer sale. Not bad for a free service

Neixus1236d ago

Steam is down multiple times a year, but it's for like 10 min, so who cares?

TedCruzsTaint1236d ago

Seems people are salty over the existence of a free, though much more consistently secure system that also happens to offer extensive deals on a regular basis.
I guess I don't blame you there.

Oschino19071236d ago (Edited 1236d ago )

SlapHappyJesus - "Either be constructive, or be quiet."

You should follow the advice you give...

Also maybe take a break on constantly replying to yourself in an attempt to question/justify the disagrees you get. You do it far to often for someone who is apparently so sure of themselves.

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Irishguy951236d ago

Goodluck with that, XBL and PSN are just as vulnerable. Nothing is REALLY safe when you put it on the net.

Baka-akaB1236d ago (Edited 1236d ago )

So one isolated incident , if even true , compared to a flurry on them on consoles , suddenly make steam as vulnerable ? Nope

Stringerbell1235d ago

And add to the fact PC users don't pay for Steam...

Erik73571236d ago

Out of the 10+ times psn/xbl have had hacking incidents it was bound for steam to eventually get 1 no matter how much better it is.

MegaRay1236d ago

But steam is a free service. While we pay for PSN/XBL...

pivotplease1236d ago

There's the rub. I still feel like plus shouldn't be mandatory but I would have it for the free games and deals regardless. Sometimes I get games cheaper than my steam fiend of a friend. Not that it's common but it does happen.

tee_bag2421236d ago

Your down to 3 bubbles pretty quickly.. Now I know why.

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