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Old 10th November 2011, 12:46 PM   #11 (permalink)
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would this explain why my steam files were apparently corrupted(according to steam) and had to be reset? or would that be something totally different
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Old 10th November 2011, 02:46 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Totally different. This was to do with the forums being hacked, not the Steam service itself or anything client side with Steam.
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Old 10th November 2011, 06:24 PM   #13 (permalink)
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would this explain why my steam files were apparently corrupted(according to steam) and had to be reset? or would that be something totally different
Yep like Thermal said your file corruption is probably something different. It could be just a random closing error or something more serious like your HDD having issues so keep an eye on it.

Unless people use the same password for the client and forums there "shouldn't" be any issues with the client.
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Old 10th November 2011, 08:34 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Ah, thanks for the heads up.
This explains why the forums have been off line for a few days.
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Old 11th November 2011, 10:21 AM   #15 (permalink)
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They are recommending everyone change passwords - the hack didn't just affect the forums:

Hack: Steam Database Compromised | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

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Dear Steam Users and Steam Forum Users,
Our Steam forums were defaced on the evening of Sunday, November 6. We began investigating and found that the intrusion goes beyond the Steam forums.
We learned that intruders obtained access to a Steam database in addition to the forums. This database contained information including user names, hashed and salted passwords, game purchases, email addresses, billing addresses and encrypted credit card information. We do not have evidence that encrypted credit card numbers or personally identifying information were taken by the intruders, or that the protection on credit card numbers or passwords was cracked. We are still investigating.
We don’t have evidence of credit card misuse at this time. Nonetheless you should watch your credit card activity and statements closely.
While we only know of a few forum accounts that have been compromised, all forum users will be required to change their passwords the next time they login. If you have used your Steam forum password on other accounts you should change those passwords as well.
We do not know of any compromised Steam accounts, so we are not planning to force a change of Steam account passwords (which are separate from forum passwords). However, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to change that as well, especially if it is the same as your Steam forum account password.
We will reopen the forums as soon as we can.
I am truly sorry this happened, and I apologize for the inconvenience.
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Old 11th November 2011, 11:59 AM   #16 (permalink)
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What We Know About The Steam Hack And What You Should Do | Kotaku Australia

Steam Hacked, Valve Investigating Possible Credit Card Theft | Kotaku Australia

also saying credit cards data possibly compromised.

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Old 11th November 2011, 01:11 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Yarr they said just the forums before but it looks like it was more severe.
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Old 11th November 2011, 03:38 PM   #18 (permalink)
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well it will be interesting to see how they got the steam database and you have to hope that the key wasn't on the database either.
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Old 11th November 2011, 03:39 PM   #19 (permalink)
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This is why I don't let Steam store my credit card details.
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Old 11th November 2011, 03:43 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I laughed at the last question in that FAQ.
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