Posted on April 20, 2007, Ron Whitaker Valve Denies That Hack Attempts Were Successful
Everyone has heard of MaddoxX, the hacker who has stated that he hacked the Steam servers, gaining access to Valve financial information, user information, and even credit card numbers. However, in an interview at 1up.com, Doug Lombardi, director of marketing at Valve, says, “There has been no security breach of Steam. The alleged hacker gained access to a third-party site that Valve uses to manage the commercial partners in its Cyber CafÃƒ© program. This Cyber CafÃƒ© billing system is not connected to Steam. We are working with law enforcement agencies on this matter, and encourage anyone with more information to e-mail us at Catch_A_Thief@valvesoftware.com.” The hacker continues to states that he has credit card information, and even posted photos of credit card info from game sales dated March 12, 2007. Valve maintains that Steam is secure, but what do the consumers think? You’ll have to tell us that.