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.