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
Damn sure hope this is a few isolated cases, I only joined Steam a few days 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
My steam seems fine, community page works without any issues.
The biggest fanboys of the internet would write an article about a very heavy PC issue? Yeah, right...
This sucks that Steam got hacked. Does this mean our personal information has been compromised? or just DDOS attack?
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.
to all them trolls thinking PC is invincible and talking crap about console safety. Your turn now..
No idea why you got so many disagrees there. You never claimed anyone was lying or anything stupid, you just displayed some cautious skepticism.
@Abzdiine 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.
It's online for Turkiye .. Sorry to hear for other countries..
Have you been living under a rock for the last ten years?
Yup, very valuable rocks too!
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 .
I know. They hacked in just to get your info.
Wow, even steam guard failed? That's not good at all :/
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.
It has to do with a flaw in steam's password reset. https://www.youtube.com/wat...
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.
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."
Good news for sure. Having personal info compromised is the worst and I pity anyone that has experienced something of the sort.
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
Oh...the wonders of a relaxing Sunday morning...hacking and destroying people's lives for no real purpose.
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.
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.
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.
Except in Florida. No basements.
@bradleejones I'm not sure anyone in Florida is young enough to "remember DOS", let alone hack steam lol (Just a joke)
I hate hackers, but their purpose is pretty clear. People can have items on their accounts, worth thousands of dollars.
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.
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.
No online service is safe from hackers and issues
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.
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.
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
Steam is down multiple times a year, but it's for like 10 min, so who cares?
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.
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.
Goodluck with that, XBL and PSN are just as vulnerable. Nothing is REALLY safe when you put it on the net.
So one isolated incident , if even true , compared to a flurry on them on consoles , suddenly make steam as vulnerable ? Nope
And add to the fact PC users don't pay for Steam...
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.
But steam is a free service. While we pay for PSN/XBL...
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.
Your down to 3 bubbles pretty quickly.. Now I know why.
I'm on Steam now. Everything seems to be working fine.
Community was down for like an hour, big deal. Now it's up again.
Yep, as soon as I saw this earlier today I went on my PC and connected my Steam account just fine. Played The Witcher 3 and some Battlefield and everything worked normally.
Hopefully it'll be back up soon for you guys..
People hearing about their info being compromised and that is your comment. Dude you are really a special type of evil. Could you please quit the internet because you have ran out of lives. Edited his comment guys. What he said at first was "Can't wait to see the comments. This should be good."
I can second this. Though I didn't find quite the level of negativity in the original comment that you seemingly did, however.
Yup, another hacker.
Never loved Xbox Live more in my life. PSN and Now even Steam got accounts hacked. I don't think that ever happened with Xbox Live.
You sure about that?
Did you get XBL yesterday?? Ive been using XBL for 8 years and there have been many instances of major hacks. Remember things got so bad during 1 hack that we were given free arcade games, picked up Undertow which was a fun game.
I have been using Xbox Live since the Original Xbox. And no there weren't many "Major Hacks" And there were never any user accounts compromised. DDos Attacks are not Hacks.
"there were never any user accounts compromised" http://www.1up.com/news/maj... http://gamingbolt.com/geoff...
that wasn't a hack that was because cod4 was so big it broke the servers due to high load...
@SilentNegotiator, all that indicates is someone targeted them specifically (such as with a keylogger\snooping over shoulder when they had to logon). I don't think that means the Live service has ever actually been hacked. @Disagree, Sony fans need to quit with the SPIN and BS, such as MAKE.believe about Microsoft (Parity) Clause\Claus\CLAWS hurts gamers (that has NEVER been verified, thus the real damage to gaming are all those who are obviously fairy tale spreaders who love Claus(e) MAKE.believe that fools children into being fools) or with trying to SPIN it that Ms has been hacked, to make it appear as if they're just as bad as Sony or other competitors of Ms, such as (in some ways) Valve. Finding out account passwords of specific users (meaning specific users being targeting through means such as watching public figures on camera type in their passwords, and not through service loopholes that allow resetting their passwords) is NEVER hacking an online service, unless the account has administrator creds that affects more than just the user in question, and I have not seen it reported that has happened to Microsoft's service.
@DDOS Many non-industry people reported the exact same issue. http://www.destructoid.com/... So don't prattle on about "spin and BS" and "Sony fans" when you're using a completely null argument to defend Microsoft.
@SilentNegotiator... that article makes my point. It is all "alleged" and evil dramatics (everyone on N4G should realize how that works... they dramatize BS for clicks), and you AGAIN are implying that people getting their accounts "hacked" is the same thing as hacking the service... people can call you on the phone and get your password for Live through lies, does that mean Live is "hacked" when that happens? NO. Quit spreading lies, FUD, BS, and SPIN. Microsoft's service is much better than the article implies, though it really figures people would say it is awful when Microsoft doesn't cover that they're idiots. Edit: Try to find more than one Negative Nancy article that appears as if it was written specifically to insult Ms... preferably one with "#FACTS!", and not HO HO HOing, such as the supposed existence of "Microsoft Parity Claus\Clause\CLAWS hurts gamers", AKA a fLAMER fairy tale that is WideSpread by those that create articles such as you quoted. Notice the number of "Ms Claws" articles, with zero verifiable proof that such a CLAUS(E) actually exist (AKA a common symptom for a fairy tale spreader), for a clue how not to be a sheeple, that easily falls prey\pray to BS and gets easily led to accept MAKE.believe. It is bad enough that people continue to BS about "Ms CLAWS" constantly while NEVER, not even once, showing the "CLAUS(E)" is REAL. Please, stop implying Ms is as bad as others that are bad (that's called SPIN to deflect from those that actually are worse, while insulting who would be known as better, IF NOT for misinformation\ lies\ FUD\ BS\ SPIN... that's stealing wins from Microsoft in the "console wars", AKA playing unfair)... stop with "alleged" BS, insult Ms when you have some of those "#FACTS!" that Sony fans love (when it suits them).
Obviously you barely found out about the internet. http://www.1up.com/news/maj...
I did find out about that. But that is an Executive account not user accounts. When executive accounts get compromised it's highly likely that it's an inside job. Nice try though.
XBox Live, as with any online service, is not immune to hacking. It simply means it hasn't happened yet. Also, with Xbox Live coming to Windows 10, we have no idea if that could introduce some sort of vulnerabilities to the network. I am on XBox Live (and PSN) but I am not naive enough to think that either service couldn't be hacked. I've been on Steam for 10 years, and this is the first time I can recall hearing of anything like this since Steam Guard was implemented.
Xbox Live never got it's user accounts compromised. I didn't say it was never hacked. Also FYI DDoS attacks is not hacking.
Steam, PSN and Xbox live are also get hacked. Don't be a fool.
Never happened with Xbox Live. LMAO!
Xbox Live is part of MS Live service. Go look it up on google and decide how secure it really is. MS has gone to great lengths to annoy Live users with security measures which make it annoying as hell for valid users to access their accounts due to these attacks. No online service or network is 100% secure...even those that are the most secure get hacked.