Gaming Service Breached
DATA LOSSNovember 11, 2011
V3.co.uk reports that hackers have infiltrated the systems of Valve--a games developer--and accessed customer data from the company's Steam networking service. In addition to "defacement" of Steam's online forums, a database containing user names, e-mail addresses, purchase histories and billing addresses was accessed. Valve also said that credit card numbers and passwords were obtained but were encrypted. A statement from Valve said, "We do not have evidence that encrypted credit card numbers or personally identifying information was taken by the intruders, or that the protection on credit card numbers or passwords was cracked." The online forums will remain disabled while an investigation ensues.