Steamed Hams: Gabe Newell Updates Community on 2011 Hack
Late last week, Team Steam Supreme Gabe Newell wrote up an announcement regarding last year’s hack, explaining that hackers with malicious intent had obtained a file with sensitive user information:
“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.”
Valve is working with “outside security experts” as well as “law enforcement authorities” on the hacks, which occurred on November 6 of last year.
Anyone out there suffer ill-effects of this security breach? Do you still love Valve more than Microsoft or Sony?
Would someone please bring me a hamburger, or, as they say in Albany, a steamed ham?