Recently there was a bit of drama on Steam as a bunch of people got their accounts compromised.
Steam acknowledged the password-reset exploit which compromised many accounts and what’s more, belongs to few well known pro-gamers (mainly DOTA 2 pros) and streamers.
The issues has since been solved and Steam forced password resets on every account that is showing suspicious activity. Reports seems to suggest the exploit was not very widespread but it is serious enough to get Valve’s attention quickly.
The problems started last week Tuesday to Saturday (July 21-25) according to Steam. This is their official statement regarding about the problem:
“To protect users, we are resetting passwords on accounts with suspicious password changes during that period or may have otherwise been affected. Relevant users will receive an email with a new password. Once that email is received, it is recommended that users login to their account via the Steam client and set a new password.
Please note that while an account password was potentially modified during this period the password itself was not revealed. Also, if Steam Guard was enabled, the account was protected from unauthorized logins even if the password was modified.
We apologize for any inconvenience.”
So check your Steam account and make sure it is safe, folks.
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