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Valve Reveals the Reason behind Steam Mishap on Christmas: A DDoS Attack

Posted on December 31st, 2015.

Valve has revealed that its Steam store was struck with a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack on Christmas, an attack which eventually resulted in the reason behind the exposure of thousands of users’ account data among the gaming community. The most popular PC gaming store of them all ran into trouble recently, on Christmas of...

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Communication

Gamers’ Woe: Steam Suffers Mishap on Christmas to Expose User Information

Posted on December 27th, 2015.

Steam, the online game store, delivered users anything but a Merry Christmas when last minute shoppers found themselves getting directed to other users’ accounts, giving them access to other people’s personal information such email addresses, credit card information and home addresses. Gaming community websites were abuzz with frustrated...

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Steam Hacked, Accounts Compromised, People Blaming Valve

Posted on July 27th, 2015.

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...