Dear Steam Users and Steam Forum Users:

We continue our investigation of last year's intrusion with the help of outside security experts. In my last note about this, I described how intruders had accessed our Steam database but we found no evidence that the intruders took information from that database. That is still the case. 

Recently we learned that it is probable that the intruders obtained a copy of a backup file with information about Steam transactions between 2004 and 2008. This backup file contained user names, email addresses, encrypted billing addresses and encrypted credit card information. It did not include Steam passwords. 

We do not have any evidence that the encrypted credit card numbers or billing addresses have been compromised. However as I said in November it's a good idea to watch your credit card activity and statements. And of course keeping Steam Guard on is a good idea as well. 

We are still investigating and working with law enforcement authorities. Some state laws require a more formal notice of this incident so some of you will get that notice, but we wanted to update everyone with this new information now. 


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Wingless92 replied the topic: #22780 11 Feb 2012 00:40
Update about the Steam attack.
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Twodavez replied the topic: #22800 11 Feb 2012 08:23
I thought i posted something about this a few weeks ago, but i got a new debit card because my bank (that i work at) recieved information from Mastercard that my account may have been compromised.

I went over to the lady who does the debit cards and shes said her husband had it happen to him and they traced it back to his Steam account... I never got an email though...
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garfi3ld replied the topic: #22801 11 Feb 2012 08:25
no problems here or with cory

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