Report: Steam Users' forums hacked

The Steam Users' forums were reportedly hacked over the weekend, and are currently down for maintenance.


The Steam user forums were reportedly hacked over the weekend, and as of the time of writing they're still down. A message appeared redirecting users to a hacker forum, which may be involved in the attack. Since the hack occurred, one Steam forum user claims to have gotten an e-mail from the hacker group.

A picture of the hack was captured on Reddit (via Kotaku), but the forums themselves are down for maintenance. The message on the forums plugged the hacking site, and one user on NeoGAF claims he was sent a spam e-mail promising hacks, tutorials, porn, and giveaways from Fk0wned.

It's important to note that Steam's forums are a distinct login from the Steam service itself. If you've never taken part in the forums and don't have an account, not to worry. Steam forums users may want to change their passwords to be on the safe side, however, along with anyone who used similar passwords between the forums and their main Steam account.

Shacknews has contacted Valve regarding the reported hacks, and will update as more information becomes available.

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    November 7, 2011 1:15 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Report: Steam Users' forums hacked.

    The Steam Users' forums were reportedly hacked over the weekend, and are currently down for maintenance.

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      November 7, 2011 1:23 PM

      What the fuck?

      I hope there were no security breaches regarding User IDs/passwords. :(

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        November 7, 2011 1:25 PM

        well your forum username AND password should NOT be the same as your steam account... if it is then you have only yourself to blame... Plus with that new steam guard security that emails you a code when you log in from a new computer you seriously have nothing to worry about unless YOU are careless.

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          November 7, 2011 1:28 PM

          Since it is vbulletin the passwords should all be encrypted anyway.

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          November 7, 2011 1:35 PM

          Yeah I just changed my Steam account's password as I had them the same. I know that Steam Guard should keep me safe, but I'm not taking any chances with my Steam account. According to Steam Calculator, it'd cost me ~$5700 to replace everything. :(

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            November 7, 2011 1:36 PM

            steam accounts are super fucking valuable, if anyone doesn't have a unique password for steam they are just asking for it. They'll probably be able to get it back but it's not worth the hassle.

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              November 7, 2011 1:58 PM

              I would be utterly crushed if I lost my account.

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              November 7, 2011 9:08 PM

              God damnit now I'm going to have to change my password again just out of paranoia

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          November 7, 2011 9:11 PM

'd have yourself and you know, the steam forum.

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      November 7, 2011 1:24 PM

      oh dear

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      November 7, 2011 1:26 PM

      Good thing the forum and Steam accounts are separate.

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      November 7, 2011 1:46 PM

      is this seperate from the support ticket system?

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        November 7, 2011 1:55 PM

        Yes. It's annoying how separate their systems are but when things like this happen it's nice.

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      November 7, 2011 8:20 PM

      Looks like Gabe's gonna get some use outta his knives.

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      November 7, 2011 8:24 PM

      Looks like the steampowered website is down as well.

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      November 8, 2011 12:10 AM

      I bet it was EA!