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Steam-Powered User Forums Hacked, Then Quickly Taken Offline By Valve

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Steam-Powered User Forums Hacked, Then Quickly Taken Offline By Valve

Apparently, the official Steam User Forums, or “SPUF”, as it is affectionately known, was hacked a few hours ago. Here, see for yourself. It was then swiftly taken down by Valve to prevent further damage or intrusion, and it is still offline. It would appear that members of the infamous gaming cheats forum Fkn0wned, or, at the very least, people affiliated with the forum, were responsible for the hack.

The information comes from a thread on Reddit. However, it seems that Fkn0wned originally denied responsibility for the hack, through these words on their main forum:

“In lights of someone crediting us for the recent breaches of steam forums, the board is offline. Fkn0wned is not responsible.”

The Fkn0wned forum has since been brought back online, and this statement can no longer be found there. Whether or not Fkn0wned really is responsible remains to be seen. We don’t know if the hackers gained access to users’ personal information, but it’s safe to say that Steam itself is completely safe and sound. And that is, unfortunately, all we know for now. We’ll keep you posted, but in the mean time, keep an eye on the Reddit thread in question.


  1. Damn, still no forums! This is getting awkward, GabeN!

  2. Oh, come on now.. -_-

  3. The forums are still down… That must of been one hell of a hack!

  4. I don’t understand how people find enjoyment out of crashing websites.

  5. Wow, this is pretty big.

  6. For fuck sake this is why I hate hackers, please leave us alone! We don’t want you fucking up peoples discutions! (we’re trying to find a hidden Easter egg in the Portal 2 DLC that could be EP3 related so this is why I’m so mad)

  7. And it STILL isn’t up. 🙁

  8. Am I the only one that actually got excited about this? I mean, I was hoping for some sort of Half-Life 3 protest or something. D:

  9. cheating….CHEATING…of all the low, down useless things!!!

    Why not demand information about the next half life installment, what a waste of an opportunity!!!

  10. ohshi-

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