by Mike Bendel on February 10, 2012 @ 12:43 pm
Valve has provided an update on the Steam intrusion that occurred last November, notifying customers that new developments in the investigation suggest hackers obtained a copy of an old backup file – one that dates back to 2004.
While the file contained “user names, email addresses, encrypted billing addresses and encrypted credit card information,” it reassuringly did not include password data. No evidence suggests the encrypted contents were compromised either, which is good news. Transactions from 2004-2008 were listed in the file.
While Valve believes your credit card data is safe, it still suggests to remain cautious by keeping an eye on statements and activity. Turning Steam Guard on is recommended for added account protection.
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