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Codebreaker

Hackers get Steamy

John Moe Nov 11, 2011

Go to the homepage of Steam, an online gaming site, and you’ll be greeted with foreboding pictures of aliens, dark planets and calls to war. This, as they say, is what the kids are into. This is also, hackers have noted, where the kids like to spend their money. Hackers + Money = bad train of ugly pulling into the station just about yesterday. That’s when Valve, owners of the Steam, announced the site had been compromised. Investigating a possible breach into the game site’s forums, Valve noticed some other peculiarities, which led it to find that usernames, passwords, email addresses, and encrypted credit card information had also been accessed. As for now, there’s no evidence that any user information has been stolen, but that’s still being looked into.

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