Steam Goes Nuts, Offers Access To Other People's Accounts

Steam Goes Nuts, Offers Access To Other People's Accounts

An apparent malfunction is hitting Steam right now, giving players across the world access to the wallets and buying history of other people's accounts. It's not yet clear how this happened.

Various players across the world are reporting logging into the Steam client and finding that their homepage has changed to Russian or other random languages. When they check the "account info" section of Steam, they find that they have access to another user's account, complete with email addresses, buying history, and other private information.

Based on some rudimentary testing I've done on my own Steam client, it seems like trying to view purchase histories and licenses will switch to other random accounts, too.

Steam Goes Nuts, Offers Access To Other People's Accounts

We've reached out to Valve for more information and will keep updating you guys as we learn more.


Comments

    If you had a tightarse ISP back in the dialup days, some infuriating memories might start flooding back.

    This has already been fixed though.

    Yeah, Kotaku is a bit slow today. I saw this on BBC News (of all places!) 6 hours ago and now it showing up on Kotaku.

      Hey now, UFC Articles first, gaming news second ;)

    I'm just glad Lizard Squad didn't brick my Xbox today (unlike last Boxing Day!)

      it was probably past their bedtimes

    This article doesn't seem to have copied over with the updates, which drastically change how this reads. Here's the US version:

    http://kotaku.com/steam-goes-nuts-offers-access-to-other-peoples-account-1749718979

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