November 2011 – Steam Hack

Steam, an online distribution network that hosts countless video game catalogs struck down in November last year after a hacker was able to bypass the site’s message boards and databases. The hackers leaked 35 million customers’ information, including encrypted passwords, game purchases, email addresses, billing addresses and encrypted credit card numbers.

Steam, an online distribution network that hosts countless video game catalogs struck down in November last year after a hacker was able to bypass the site’s message boards and databases. The hackers leaked 35 million customers’ information, including encrypted passwords, game purchases, email addresses, billing addresses and encrypted credit card numbers. It later turned out that hackers may have gotten their hands on a file including information about Steam transactions between 2004 and 2008, yet Newell insists that no one has been able to crack users’ encrypted credit card numbers or misuse  stolen e-mail addresses yet.

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