Official Steam forums hacked?

The Steam forums are currently offline.

"The Steam Forums are temporarily offline for maintenance. Your patience is appreciated."

Valve is yet to comment on the situation, but some users have reported what looks like a breach that occurred last night.

Images, below, show the forum redesigned slightly to contain a message from, a website that offers video game hacks.

And emails from were sent to some users containing the following:

"Ever wanted to dominate the servers you play on with guaranteed results, but you were too afraid to cheat because of ban risks? Visit [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][removed domain] It’s safe, secure and undetected.

"Along with hacks, we’ve also got some general discussion sections, hacking tutorials and tools, porn, free giveaways and much more. This site has been conditioned to meet all your needs in terms of resources so be sure to take a look and tell us what you think.

"Thanks again, the fkn0wned team."

At this stage there is no evidence to suggest that users’ details have been compromised, or that Steam accounts have been breached.

The problem may only relate to the vBulletin forum software Valve uses for Steampowered. However, there may be an issue if gamers use the same username and password combination for the Steam forum as they do for Steam itself.




Source: Eurogamer news thanks to Rad.








19 responses to “Official Steam forums hacked?”

  1. Faark Avatar

    wow, and i thought ea would have a horrible crisis management…. shame on you, valve!

  2. ryuga81 Avatar

    3 days, still no statement, anything? something really bad happened…

  3. popovich Avatar

    It’s still down….that guy must have done some damage.

  4. comscier Avatar


    Yea~~ I am waiting for something official from Steam~~
    But they act like nothing is wrong ==.==”

    well~~ until the forum is fixed, I won’t be buying anything from Steam…
    (I check the forums before buying any game, to see is their any problem with the games)

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