The failure of the largest digital Steam store, opened users to access others ‘ accounts. They can view other people’s profile data in the service, including information about purchases.
This night Steam users are faced with large-scale and very unpleasant malfunction of the digital store. When they tried to log in the official app-client, we found that the main page language spontaneously changed. When you try to view information about the account they had seen information about someone else’s account, including the email address of the owner and purchase history.
Informal community Valve in Twitter urged readers to temporarily refrain from using the store to avoid data leakage. According to administrators, of website, the fault is not a hacker attack, and the failure of the caching system of pages.
The official moderators of the Steam community have confirmed in a message on the forum store information about that service is not hacking. They noted that the company is notified of what is happening and is working hard to eliminate the failure. According to the statement, the leakage of payment data and numbers of users can not occur, since in accordance with security requirements this information is displayed in encrypted form.
A commentary on the situation has also emerged in informal Steam community in “Vkontakte”, which administrators communicate with Valve employees. According to their info, the Steam store, log in to your account and go to the “About the account” were transferred to the idle state and the Valve engineers worked on solving the problem. If the account was protected by the mobile authenticator via the Steam application profile information to view nobody could. The account information can be seen only if the owner has protected it by e-mail, or not defended at all. Passwords of accounts were not transferred to third parties.
According to information obtained from the portal Eurogamer readers, users at the time of the failure could not arrogate to itself or to spend funds belonging to the owners of foreign accounts. However, among seen their accounts were protected by authenticator mobile Steam. Despite Christmas in the United States, access to the Steam store was restored at 2:16 Moscow time
In November of this year the number of game development for the Mac on Steam has exceeded 2500. According to the statistics service, the most avid gamers are the owners of the series MacBook Pro. About 52% of accounts on Steam. On the second place in popularity among Mac players – iMac (23,44%).