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Valve's STEAM service gets hacked

Romier S

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Yes, they sure do make some great games but apparently hiring a network admin worth a damn STILL isn't on thier "to do" list.




Valve's Steam content distribution system has apparently been hacked. The culprit allegedly got deep enough into the system to steal credit card information and financial information on Valve. DailyTech reports the hacker known as "MaddoxX" broke in and obtained:

Screenshots of internal Valve web pages

A portion of Valve's Cafe directory

Error logs

Credit card information of customers

Financial information on Valve

MaddoxX posted the information he obtained on an anti-Steam website. He has also threatened to release a spreadsheet of the credit card information. We've contacted Valve for a statement on this alleged breach in security.

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Mmm, Valve has come out and stated that STEAM itself has not been hacked. Here's thier statement:


There has been no security breach of Steam. The alleged hacker gained access to a third-party site that Valve uses to manage the commercial partners in its Cyber Caf? program. This Cyber Caf? billing system is not connected to Steam. We are working with law enforcement agencies on this matter, and encourage anyone with more information to e-mail us at Catch_A_Thief@valvesoftware.com.
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