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Steam hacked - All Steam users are adviced to change their Steam passwords(Nov. 2011)

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by The_J, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. Aspon

    Aspon Warlord

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    my bank details have definately been accessed and money stolen I am not saying it is definately linked to this as I don't know yet am seeing bank tomorrow.I strongly suspect a link but we shall see. will post more as i know it.
     
  2. PieceOfMind

    PieceOfMind Drill IV Defender Retired Moderator

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    What makes you suspect a strong link?

    Almost certainly there's no relation but it will be interesting to hear what you find nonetheless.
     
  3. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    :bump: apparently the hackers also stole credit card data, http://store.steampowered.com/news/7323/

     
  4. Louis XXIV

    Louis XXIV Le Roi Soleil

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    That's unfortunate. Although I had steam guard on so it didn't affect me (I also don't think I had credit card info saved, but I digress).
     
  5. Hammer Rabbi

    Hammer Rabbi Deity GOTM Staff

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    if its limited to purchases from 2004 to 2008 im fine. i only got on steam about a year ago.
     
  6. PieceOfMind

    PieceOfMind Drill IV Defender Retired Moderator

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    Encrypted credit card data

    It seems that's a feature of the interface more for your convenience, rather than it having anything to do with the records Valve keep for their own use.
     
  7. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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    Good thing most credit cards from that period will have expired by now so afaik it probably isn't even worth their time to try and decrypt that information! I didn't even use the same e-mail account back then or have a credit card :D
     
  8. Kingpin

    Kingpin Captain-General

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    I wish I had seen this earlier. My credit card was accessed a couple of days ago and over $300 charged for Steam and Valve purchases I didn't make. It makes me dislike Steam more than I did before.
     
  9. KaiserElectric

    KaiserElectric Total Freakin Besties

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    I'm not sure if your problem is linked to the breach. If the hackers did get information and steal your credit card info, they probably would have started charging it right away, not wait nearly a year and then start spending.

    I don't mean to sound callous and unsympathetic, but you should probably look somewhere else before you accuse Steam of losing your credit card info.
     
  10. Hammer Rabbi

    Hammer Rabbi Deity GOTM Staff

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    well, steam can still lose people's info but it might be isolated and not a large hacking effort targeting thousands of accounts. he may have just been unfortunate in being targeted by a hacker. but i would take immediate interest in all of my accounts, both online and any financial institutions.
     
  11. Peets

    Peets Emperor Hall of Fame Staff

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    I also doubt that this is still of the Steam hack.
     
  12. Smokeybear

    Smokeybear Emperor

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    Hey, I remember this necro thread! Lots of chicken little's running around saying the end of the world is nigh, all your bank accounts will be empty by next tuesday, and all your steam account are belong to us!

    What ever happened after that hack happened, anyway? Oh yeah, nothing at all. <chuckle> As predicted. Somewhere, a surly hacker is still cursing at a pile of well-encrypted digital info that is utterly worthless to him.

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    Please read the forum rules: http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=422889
     

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