Valve has just recently confirmed that Steam has been hacked. The extent of damage done is unknown at the moment, however “The company is certain the hackers gained access to a database with this encrypted information, but don’t know if they took it or will be able to crack its encryption.”
The breach supposedly happened when Steam forums were taken offline due to some vandalization by a website named “fkn0wned”. The database that the hackers had access to contained “information such as user names, hashed and salted passwords, game purchases, e-mail addresses, billing addresses and encrypted credit card information”.
All we can hope now is that the hackers didn’t steal any sensitive personal information. And maybe this will teach a lesson to everyone that no company (including tech companies) is completely protected from hacks because one of the largest gaming industries just got hit hard. And to all the gamers out there, be sure to think of this breach when buying any new games (like Skyrim and Modern Warfare 3).