Steam Forums Down After Hackers Reportedly Hijack Them

Valve has pulled down Steam’s forums for maintenance, reportedly after a group of hackers threw up ads for their own community sites and even sent out emails from Steam advertising their site.

The hacking group, calling itself Fkn0wnd, apparently promised all kinds of stuff on its site: “general discussion sections, hacking tutorials and tools, porn, free giveaways and much more.” Joystiq reports that the ad, which it didn’t see itself, was seen on forums and in emails and seems to have resulted in the offline-taking of the forums in the meantime.

So if you’re getting weird emails from Steam, that’s probably why.

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3 Comments on Steam Forums Down After Hackers Reportedly Hijack Them


On November 7, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Ah… Steam deserves it. I would be funny if it were breached so bad that everyone there had to start a new forum accounts.


On November 7, 2011 at 1:50 pm

they dont deserve it, i wondered why i could not get on it all day.

this is sad. whay do idiots do this crap. valve never hut anyone or did anything wrong. if anything valve is probably the best company i have seen, for great service to their games and all the free updates they do for their customers.


On November 9, 2011 at 6:30 am

I have mixed feelings about steam forums.
1. The moderators abuse their powers, I had to create a new account after what they claimed was a post that broke the TOS, I asked what the post was and received a canned response, the only posts that I ever put in were helpful EX: XYZ not working, I would give the person advice on how to fix the issue.
2. Any game that is using steamworks crashes or loses internet connection, they still have no fix for this, so I avoid those games, do not post these questions in steam, they will ban your account (happened on my second account).
3. outside of of a few issues, I do like the ability to find deals on games, especially that it keeps those in steam, so if I decide to uninstall a game I do not need to find the disk or code to reinstall at a time that I want to play it again.