Steam is the most popular gaming platform on personal computers right now. In the midst of Christmas sale, where people spent time buying and playing games, a security issue exposed other users’ personal information including credit card data and addresses instead of their own.
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Steam is a gaming platform operated by Valve and the company has confirmed to The Verge that the issue was due to an internal error. “Steam is back up and running without any known issues,” said a company spokesperson to The Verge.
The company says the issue arised due to some configuration change and it claims the windows was no longer than one hour. The Verge notes, “There was no unauthorised actions on accounts beyond views of cached page information.”
While Valve is not denying the fact that some users’ personal data were exposed, its response is definitely not a validating one. The good part here is that this isn’t a security breach but Valve isn’t giving out any satisfactory answer justifying the cause.