Steam Hacked

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  1. .ZERO

    .ZERO Nigga wit a PSD

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    A hacker who calls himself Maddox is currently holding Valve for ransom. The hacker in question has released screen shots of the internal admin system along with detailed user account information and tips on setting up Cybercafe which is usually an option only for actually Cybercafe's.

    The screen shots appear to be legitimate, with lists of CyberCafe accounts, error logs and some credit card data with blacked out numbers.

    Maddox was quoted as saying, "If you [Valve] want me to remove these files you can e-mail me at (address removed) and I prefer you come with something good unless you want me to expose ALL of the customers their information."

    He's also threatening to create a spreadsheet of all Valve's user base credit card data and to release it onto the web, which could effect millions of Valve customers that have purchased games online through Steam.

    Valve has yet to publicly respond to the threat with no mention of the incident on its own website and nothing in it's forums either. Chances are they're already deep in contact with law enforcement and trying their best to to ensure their user base maintains as little knowledge of what's at stake with their own personal information as possible.

    Quoted from DailyTech, "It seems that VALVe is being held for ransom. If this is true, VALVe may be in trouble, as California Senate Bill 1386 requires that credit card holders be informed of any breach of their information, and MaddoxX already knows exactly how much money they have available.

    According to a posting made on an anti-STEAM website, MaddoxX has bypassed VALVe's security system and accessed a significant chunk of data, including:

    * Screenshots of internal VALVe web pages
    * A portion of VALVe's Cafe directory
    * Error logs
    * Credit card information of customers
    * Financial information on VALVe"

    Doug Lombardi, director of marketing at Valve, says, "There has been no security breach of Steam." However, he does confirm our expert's findings by adding, "The alleged hacker gained access to a third-party site that Valve uses to manage the commercial partners in its Cyber Café program. This Cyber Café 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 [email protected]."

    The "hack" was only on a site that VALVe uses to manage it's Cyber Café, not STEAM. So all STEAM non-Café users can let out a breath of relief. However, Cyber Café administrator's credit cards and the such are reportedly "known". Thankfully, VALVe has contacted the proper authorites to track down and find 'MadoxX'.

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  2. CorruptCop

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    This can't be good hope he can't hack my account take my credit card numbers.
     
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    as long as you dont have a cafe account your fine, pretty smart what he did though, you think he's going for the wrong server (cafe accounts and not standard user) but in fact he was better off going for cafe accounts because:

    1) cafe account have all the games on them

    2) if they are on cafes the most likely thing to have happened was business bank accounts used to set up the steam account therefore more money than the average lowly steam user
     
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    Bah steam was a bit messed up maybe this guy would take peoples money and fix all of steams current errors...lol j/k but seriously steam does have problems. Thats why most old fashion folks only buy things with cash
     
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    seems fake to me, first his email who puts up there email you can trace that so easy and plus isnt this posted on his own website well if it is than its probably registered in his name
     
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    glad i dont even know what cafe is
     
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    I was reading this, I thought when i saw the title, Free steam games but turns out a bank hack :(
     
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    pretty crazy though

    his site is pretty funny, assuming this is the same guy :P
     
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    well the full site rip that madoxX circulated seems pretty real to me. Plus if it was fake why would Doug Lombardi release an official statement? oh and it was posted on madoxXs site but the whole site mysteriously a week later :lol:
     
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    Lol unlucky steam
     
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    Too bad for those Steam users, I got banned from it for no reason so I have no sympathy for them.
     
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    Cybercafe got PERZWNT. Yes, I had to make a new leet word of it. When you're dealing with 7-digit numbers, you make new words.
     

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