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Web space redirected to hacker site before shutdown

Steam forums suspended after alleged hack

Valve’s Steam forums appear to have been the latest target in a tumultuous year of hacking and security scares at games companies.

The forum, at time of going to press, is suspended for maintenance. Last night it was reported that the forums redirected to a website offering hacking tutorials and tools.

The destination website in question has denied responsibility for the hack.

It is also alleged that a number of Steam users had been emailed spam in connection to the hack, though this has not been confirmed, nor is there a suggestion that any personal data has been compromised.

Valve has not issued any notice – in itself a suggestion that the situation is not particularly serious for the 30 million customers who use Steam.

The hack comes after a string of security compromises on a vast number of web spaces owned by games companies. Companies hacked include Sony, Codemasters and Bethesda.

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