Hackers Probably Got Sensitive Information in November Steam Database Hack

Written by John Ponio    Monday, 13 February 2012 17:58

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Back in November, Valve warned us that Steam's user database had been hacked. At the time, they didn't seem that anything sensitive (credit card information, names, billing addresses, etc) was taken. Well they've recently updated us on that, and it looks like the hackers did get some. In the batch of files they took, Vavle says that they may have grabbed a backup file that included just about every transaction between 2004 and 2008 (so they got everything from anyone who bought The Orange Box through Steam). Steam passwords were not included, however, but perhaps make sure Steam Guard, as annoying as it is, is on to prevent your account from being used by someone else. While Valve has no reports of compromised data from that backup file, it's best to keep an eye on your credit cards to watch out for fraudulent charges. You can read the whole announcement here