Steam Hacked, Accounts Compromised, People Blaming Valve
According to various sources, Steam was hacked and accounts were compromised recently. Gamers have reported losing their accounts. All signs point to a problem with Valve, the owner of Steam. A mixture of social engineering and stupidity on the part of Valve – many of the accounts hacked simply had password resets. This shows the weakness of the current password system at Valve.
If a large database is that vulnerable to anyone who want to hack it, then things can go awry for Steam. Gamers might start considering other options that are out there.
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Following the accusations by users on various social media sites, which surfaced into the gaming press, the site experienced a serious and sustained attack. The Steam community was down for a while as you can see from the tweets below. Steam has yet to comment about the incident.
Mmm, either Steam error, or like 5 people got hacked. Got my account back though. Thanks for the stream guys! I’ll be back later!
— Jericho – Tucker (@IIJERiiCHOII) July 25, 2015
Looks like my steam account was hacked. Not sure how thats possible with secondary authentication enabled (on both steam and gmail).
— Muselk (@MrMuselk) July 26, 2015