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It has come to my attention that Steam was "hacked". Before you believe that and panic, you may want to know this:

Valve is having server-side caching issues allowing users to view things such as account information of other users. Don't use the Steam Store for now.
The best way to protect yourself is to completely avoid Steam Store websites for now.

To repeat, do NOT visit any Steam Store links. Doesn't matter what you want to do, do not visit any of them.
Do NOT attempt to unlink PayPal, remove your credit card details or anything else. Doing so will put you at risk instead.
To make sure, unlinking your PayPal account from Steam via the PayPal site alone is fine. Unlinking through Steam is NOT.

The only things that are leaked:
1. amount of money on your account (just seeing the number, no actual access)
2. account name
3. email (your e-mail password IS SAFE)
4. purchase and market history

Things that were not leaked:
1. Credit Card
2. Phone

That is all. Merry Christmas everyone!

Edit:
Steam is back up and running without any known issues. As a result of a configuration change earlier today, a caching issue allowed some users to randomly see pages generated for other users for a period of less than an hour. This issue has since been resolved. We believe no unauthorized actions were allowed on accounts beyond the viewing of cached page information and no additional action is required by users.

TL;DR: It fixed now.
Source: Steamcommunity.com

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Excogitatoris-Logica Author
Excogitatoris-Logica

Also on Pastebin.com format. Fight fear & ignorance mongering with information!

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Lord_Cylarne
Lord_Cylarne

When can we start going to these links?

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