Steam forums shut down due to security breach?

Shawn Knight

TechSpot Staff
Staff member
Steam’s official forums are currently offline for what is being called a maintenance issue, although there’s reason to believe that the site’s vBulletin forum software may have been hacked. Valve…

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TomSEA

TechSpot Chancellor
LOL...well I'm glad to see that they offer pRon along with all their hacking tools. :p
 

Leeky

TS Evangelist
Are the Steam forum's user credentials and the login in credentials for the Steam client the same?

Or do you have to register for both separately?
 
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Guest

You have to register for forum accounts separately from your steam account. Although, I'm sure most users use the same login info.
 

herpaderp

TS Booster
Leeky said:
Are the Steam forum's user credentials and the login in credentials for the Steam client the same?

Or do you have to register for both separately?
Separate. Of course, anyone fool enough to use the same for both is probably going to find out that was a bad decision...
 

Leeky

TS Evangelist
Separate. Of course, anyone fool enough to use the same for both is probably going to find out that was a bad decision...
Aye, but I wasn't sure if it was one global login that encompassed all Steam services or not, hence asking for confirmation. Thanks for letting me know. :)
 

Leeky

TS Evangelist
Thanks for the share Motrin.

Looks pretty bloody clear they were hacked (assuming that is the Steam forum as I can't say I've ever seen it before) looking at those screengrabs!
 

motrin

TS Booster
well they shut down the forums with in minutes after the post was up. looked like only the valve admin account was hacked but hey maybe more thats why they shut down everything
 
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Guest

This is Anders from vBulletin. Just wanted to mention that we do not agree with this statement and feel it is unsupported. We take security reports very seriously and vBulletin software is very secure.

"If we had to take a guess, we’d point the blame at Valve’s use of forum software vBulletin which has seen its share of security breaches in the past."
 
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Guest

My account details and password were used to attempt a login with my Google account. The only thing that shared the same password, and had my email address on file. I forgot to change my steam password, and as such Google blocked access to my account until I managed to provide my security details.

The login details are as follows

Access Type [ ? ] Location (IP address) [ ? ] Date/Time
Unknown Ukraine (volia.com:77.122.54.68) Nov 8 (1 day ago)
 

PinothyJ

TS Guru
Guest said:
This is Anders from vBulletin. Just wanted to mention that we do not agree with this statement and feel it is unsupported. We take security reports very seriously and vBulletin software is very secure.

"If we had to take a guess, we’d point the blame at Valve’s use of forum software vBulletin which has seen its share of security breaches in the past."
Until you pull your finger out and stop being a "guest" all of your opinions are invalid…