Steam hack confirmed by Valve game company
Steam, owned by Valve, has confirmed that its forums had been hacked and asked its users to keep close on on their credit card statements. Unfortunately the attack “goes beyond the Steam forums”, Valve co-found Gabe Newell says, and has not yet asked its forum users to change their passwords–but that might change. Valve is currently investigating the damages.
“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,” Newell wrote. “We are still investigating.”
He added that there have been no reports that Steam accounts were compromised, but advised users to change their passwords as a precaution.
“I am truly sorry this happened, and I apologize for the inconvenience,” he said.