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Attention Civilization 5 player: Steam has been hacked

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  • Attention Civilization 5 player: Steam has been hacked

    Steam has been hacked, the platform, which is used to distribute Civilization 5. Here are the details.

    Originally Posted by Gabe Newell here

    Dear Steam Users and Steam Forum Users,

    Our Steam forums were defaced on the evening of Sunday, November 6. We began investigating and found that the intrusion goes beyond the Steam forums.

    We learned that intruders obtained access to a Steam database in addition to the forums. This database contained information including user names, hashed and salted passwords, game purchases, email addresses, billing addresses and encrypted credit card information. We do not have evidence that encrypted credit card numbers or personally identifying information were taken by the intruders, or that the protection on credit card numbers or passwords was cracked. We are still investigating.

    We don’t have evidence of credit card misuse at this time. Nonetheless you should watch your credit card activity and statements closely.

    While we only know of a few forum accounts that have been compromised, all forum users will be required to change their passwords the next time they login. If you have used your Steam forum password on other accounts you should change those passwords as well.

    We do not know of any compromised Steam accounts, so we are not planning to force a change of Steam account passwords (which are separate from forum passwords). However, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to change that as well, especially if it is the same as your Steam forum account password.

    We will reopen the forums as soon as we can.

    I am truly sorry this happened, and I apologize for the inconvenience.

    The Steam forums were temporarily offline but are back now.

    Steam forum users had to change their password, if they use this password anywhere they are advised to change it, too. Especially the one for steam, email, paypal, and anything else related to money. Steam users may be patient to change their steam password, since the servers are busy. Even so there is a fake email around, but it is unlikely that steam users are compensated with free games.
    Civ2 military advisor: "No complaints, Sir!"