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Apr 18 2007 Anchor

Alright, its probably safe to be a little skeptical about this, so i'll keep posting updates as i hear more about it. Apparently someone has hacked the Steam database supposedly where all the credit cards are stored, although Valve denies that it hit the CC info.

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Arxae
Arxae Resident Stepmania Freak :D
Apr 18 2007 Anchor

that seems awefull
from what i can read they only have the cybercafe stuff
hope they can get it resolved soon :) (if tis true that is)

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leilei
leilei The person who doesn't like anything
Apr 18 2007 Anchor

I'm glad I buy only retail.

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JoeX111
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Apr 18 2007 Anchor

Glad the credit card information I gave Valve was invalidated a few months ago and never updated since.

Sallycin
Sallycin Mystical
Apr 18 2007 Anchor

My parent's credit card information is on there :(

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Jyffeh
Jyffeh I am arch jailbird scowl.
Apr 18 2007 Anchor

I'm glad I've never owned a Steam game.

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Ladedah
Ladedah Somethin or anotha'
Apr 18 2007 Anchor

And this is why I still buy those magical things called CD's. Sure, they may take up a little space...but hey, easier to replace a 50 dollar game than replace a few thousand dollars in stolen funds.

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DrZais
DrZais A Wing And A Prayer
Apr 18 2007 Anchor

my credit card info is on there...

luckily I keep 95% of my money in a seperate account to my card and have to manually transfer money across when I want to buy something of a decent size.
It pays to be ultra paranoid :)

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zombieOnion
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Apr 18 2007 Anchor

Glad that i bought all games in boxes and have them on CDs.
What will happen when VALVe collapses, and Steam goes offline? You all who paid for software lose the ability to play?

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Apr 18 2007 Anchor

I don't think Valve will collapse lol. Once again, we don't know the clear details. Doug Lombardi spoke to CVG about it, and claims the hacker didnt hit credit card information. I know this is all messed up, but at the same time it was kind of expected to happen since steam afterall is one of the biggest digital distributors. I think anyone who bought steam games online should just keep an eye on your credit card history.

San-J
San-J ascetic aesthetic
Apr 18 2007 Anchor

That "MadoxX" character is annoying. If he hated Valve so much, he should stop playing their games, instead of harassing them at every turn. Valve said that they're looking into it, which is really all that their customers need to know.

In other news, I sure am glad that I have only ever bought Steam games as physical copies.

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TKAzA
TKAzA Community Manager
Apr 18 2007 Anchor

I got no money to steal so good luck with that hackers.

Darkcraft
Darkcraft Flagrantly Mediocre
Apr 18 2007 Anchor

I read that if the Steam servers were all suddenly to go offline for some reason, steam games would still be playable (though not online multiplayer). Apparently they built that ability into the system, and successfully tested it.

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DrZais
DrZais A Wing And A Prayer
Apr 19 2007 Anchor

zenarion wrote: Glad that i bought all games in boxes and have them on CDs.
What will happen when VALVe collapses, and Steam goes offline? You all who paid for software lose the ability to play?


Meh, I can't say I've bought a single game off steam that I'm likely to care about by the time that happens. At any rate once I've got them downloaded and installed I can play the lot of them in offline mode and steam can go to hell.

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ShortCutMan
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Apr 19 2007 Anchor

Very interesting. I wonder how Valve will explain this one.

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TheDebonairNomad
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Apr 19 2007 Anchor

Yay, for physical media.

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Apr 19 2007 Anchor

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Apr 19 2007 Anchor

San-J wrote: That "MadoxX" character is annoying. If he hated Valve so much, he should stop playing their games, instead of harassing them at every turn. Valve said that they're looking into it, which is really all that their customers need to know.


Someone needs to expose Valve for what they are. But what will happen? Nothing. Valve will explain it away just like before.

Why do people TRUST them? They've directly lied to the public before just to get ahead & look good, why expect anything else?

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San-J
San-J ascetic aesthetic
Apr 19 2007 Anchor

TheHappyFriar wrote:

San-J wrote: That "MadoxX" character is annoying. If he hated Valve so much, he should stop playing their games, instead of harassing them at every turn. Valve said that they're looking into it, which is really all that their customers need to know.


Someone needs to expose Valve for what they are. But what will happen? Nothing. Valve will explain it away just like before.

Why do people TRUST them? They've directly lied to the public before just to get ahead & look good, why expect anything else?


If you don't trust them, don't play their games. I have absolutely no reason not to trust them and will continue to play their excellent games which I very much enjoy. Lying to get ahead is part of the industry, and frankly has nothing to do with the quality of the software that they create. If you feel otherwise, cancel your Steam account; no one is forcing you to use it.

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Arxae
Arxae Resident Stepmania Freak :D
Apr 19 2007 Anchor

well actualy they do
but i dont ever had a complaint (only the slow speeds in europe at the beginning but they are gone now)
on the forum of penumbra they keep saying that they shouldnt go steam cuz it sux
everyone seems to say it sux witouth giving a real reason
and even if it was owned by id software or so, they can allso get hacked

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Apr 19 2007 Anchor

Steamreview.org

Only Cybercafe owners are in danger :P

DrZais
DrZais A Wing And A Prayer
Apr 19 2007 Anchor

I've never even heard of cybercafe, call me a cretin but what is it?

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Apr 19 2007 Anchor

It's a program for cybercafes...

They can get licences and have several steam accounts so that people can play steam games when they go to a cybercafe.

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Apr 19 2007 Anchor

"There has been no security breach of Steam," Valve director of marketing Doug Lombardi told 1UP. "The alleged hacker gained access to a third-party site that Valve uses to manage the commercial partners in its Cyber Cafe program. This Cyber Cafe billing system is not connected to Steam. We are working with law enforcement agencies on this matter, and encourage anyone with more information to e-mail us at Catch_A_Thief@valvesoftware.com."

Ladedah
Ladedah Somethin or anotha'
Apr 19 2007 Anchor

>_>;;;;; That sounds like a "security breach" to me. If I owned a cybercafe, I'd be mad. Very. Mad.

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