Gabe Newell Addresses the Community (About Hacking, Not Half-Life)

Valve urges community to continue exercising caution.

Since it’s not about Half-Life I’ll make this quick. In November Steam was hacked; Managing Director of Valve Gabe Newell told users to be cautious of their account information because the company didn’t know what had been compromised, if anything. In the initial announcement there hadn’t been any evidence that the hackers took any information from the database. Today, it was announced that the hackers did get a copy of the backup file of Steam transactions between 2004 to 2008, but your Steam password is safe. There is no evidence that the encrypted credit card numbers and addresses have been compromised. Newell did reiterate that everyone should be on the watch for suspicious activity on their accounts.

So watch your credits cards and such. Maybe it will help pass the time until the Pyro update… or a Half-Life official announcement…

Featured Image Source: Industry Gamers
Source: Steam Facebook

Katie Horstman
Katie Horstman
Katie Horstman

Staff Writer

Katie has always had a connection to games and was able to make Super Mario Bros. a motion game before Nintendo even thought of the Wii. She has a serious addiction; an illness if you may, of loving ridiculous games. She has been through an extensive digital rehabilitation, but we fear her addiction is surfacing again.

The Latest from Mash