A major security issue hit Valve’s Steam platform that allowed other people to access other Steam player accounts. As per the reports, when players logged into their accounts on the Steam website, people had immediate access to someone else’s information such as email, credit card details and account purchases.
Valve issued a stated via Gamestop: “Steam is back up and running without any known issues,” a Valve spokesperson told GameSpot. “As a result of a configuration change earlier today, a caching issue allowed some users to randomly see pages generated for other users for a period of less than an hour. This issue has since been resolved. We believe no unauthorized actions were allowed on accounts beyond the viewing of cached page information and no additional action is required by users.”
At this time there is no direct statement on the security breach. More information will be released as we learn more about the breach and how Valve corrected the issue.