Say it ain't so! I've just gotten my Amex card squared away from the Sony breach!
In a message sent to Steam users and forum-goers today, Valve managing director Gabe Newell said that the hacker group gained access to the Steam database in addition to its forums. In so doing, the individuals involved had access to various pieces of information, including "user names, hashed and salted passwords, game purchases, e-mail addresses, billing addresses, and encrypted credit card information.
I've not seen any Steam email just yet. Coupled with the fact that I no longer remember my password for Steam (I auto log-in) should prove interesting when I attempt to change it. [Image Can Not Be Found]
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As I understand, Togs, the chief problem lies in the Steam Forums, where eleven-year-old assholes describe one another's parents in horrid terms. Steam accounts themselves have been hacked, but there's no current evidence that passwords or credit card numbers have been compromised... so we may be okay. I don't visit the Steam forums (my parents are saints), and while I don't use SteamGuard to protect my goodies, it sounds like regular Steam users should be safe, barring new horrors. Still, a major Steam outage would cause much more misery than the recent PSN blackout. Fix! Fix it!
Life is the misery we endure between disappointments.
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