Personal Details and Encrypted Credit Card Numbers Exposed In Steam Forum Hack

By Sam Gibbs on at

Sony's not the only one getting hacked. Valve's Steam forums were defaced on Sunday, while a database containing credit card numbers, login details and other personal information was exposed.

Valve is, quite sensibly, advising customers to keep their beady eyes on their credit card statements, but Gabe Newell, head of Valve Corp. said:

"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. We are still investigating."

The exposed database contained not only encrypted credit card numbers and hashed and salted passwords, but usernames, email addresses, game purchases and billing addresses. Everything a budding identity thief needs to sink his teeth into your life. If you have a Steam account, probably best to change your password and keep on alert for scammers. If you're really paranoid, maybe cancel those cards while you're at it. [Kotaku]

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