User info might have been compromised during Steam hacking
Valve head Gabe Newell has issued an update regarding the company's investigation of the hack job committed against Steam back in November.
Newell said that a team of security experts from outside of the company have discovered that the hackers have obtained a backup file containing information from Steam transactions occurring between 2004-2008. This info includes user names, encrypted billing/credit card info, and email addresses, although it didn't contain any Steam passwords.
While this does sound pretty severe, Gabe reassured the Steam community that this probably isn't as bad as it appears, but he also said that users should still be cautious.
It's great to hear that Valve is on top of things and that users won't likely be robbed by random jackasses but as Gabe said, Steam users should definitely keep an eye on their info, as it's better to be safe than sorry.
Good luck breaking my card number. It doesn't even exist anymore. Expired in 2009.
Horribly my friend. And whats worse is that I own a mac so my game library is limited. And 2 of my games don't work anymore. But nonetheless, Steam is amazing and I love it.
how did you live without steam!?!?!?!
Well I usually check my statements however it's good that it's been notified about the situation that's been going on. Things like this must be noticed, also assure that everyone is aware on what to do.
Oh, well that's worrisome. This is one reason why I get a bit concerned with some legislature that involving websites having to save certain information. It could be hacked in the future.
I choose not to save my card info too but someone was recently using my card. They still save your card info, just not for recall into the Stream software itself.
2004-2008? Hahahaha, are you kidding? That information is worthless. Most, if not all of the credit cards are fucking expired, and on top of that, if you've had the same password for 4-8 years? It's time to change it.
I would be willing to bet on it. My credit card was being used by someone else online. Steam was one of the few things I had used that card for online. What really gets my chiz is that my bank does not offer a virtual card number generator.
I joined steam in either 2010/2011 so at least i'm safe but i hope those people who could be at risk don't lose money or something worse.
i'm glad i just recently got steam for skyrim
I guess it's a good thing that I didn't use Steam until last month.
I'm glad I didn't have Steam during that time, and I also choose not to save my credit card information when purchasing small titles. Hopefully nothing important was taken.