Steam Forums Down… Due to a potential hack?!
The forums for the popular PC gaming service created by Valve known as Steam, has been down for a couple of days now. Today, I just learned that the forums had been hacked by a group known as “fkn0wned” which put a very obscure message on the front page of the forums and started spamming emails to some of the registered users. The boards were closed immediatly following the attack.
This story is not official, but only a rumor. Valve has not announced any information that verifies this, but there are numerous amount of members who saw the odd message and one member of the forums had received an email that quotes:
Ever wanted to dominate the servers you play on with guaranteed results, but you were too afraid to cheat because of ban risks? Visit Fkn0wned.com. It’s safe, secure and undetected. Along with hacks, we’ve also got some general discussion sections, hacking tutorials and tools, porn, free giveaways and much more. This site has been conditioned to meet all of your needs in terms of resources so be sure to take a look and tell us what you think. Thanks again, the fkn0wned team.
Currently, Valve has posted a message on the boards which says that the forums are down for temporary maintenance.
I certainly hope that they switch from using vBulletin (Their current forum software) because the search function absolutely sucks! It is such a pain to search for something in the forums. If you mess up, you have to wait 1 minute to perform a new search! I always hate timers on sites. Whether it be download timers or timers that block you from using a function until depleated. It fucking annoys the hell out of me!