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La piattaforma di gioco Steam è stata violata.

Non sono certo un videogiocatore accanito, ma in passato ho utilizzato abbastanza la celebre piattaforma creata da Valve per la distrubuzione e l’acquisto di giochi da nutrire un particolare interesse nei suoi riguardi.

Notizia freschissima di qualche ora fa, i crackers (non hackers) hanno violato tale piattaforma passando dal portale forum accedendo così ad un database contenente dati sensibili degli users. I dati rubati riguardano tuttavia anche degli account di Steam stesso ma non disponiamo di ulteriori informazioni da parte di Valve a parte il cordiale invito (alza il cu*o e muoviti) a cambiare al più presto password sul portale forum. Il maggior rischio per gli utenti tuttavia rimane il possibile furto di carte di credito associate ai loro account.

Questo l’annuncio uffuciale da parte di Valve:

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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.

Gabe.

 

Andrea Venditti

CEO, SEO e Webmaster del sito web in cui stai leggendo questo messaggio.