My account just got hijacked

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Kronixx, May 6, 2009.

  1. Kronixx

    Kronixx L5: Dapper Member

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    Hey guys, a few minutes ago my account got Hijacked. So here's my heads up post

    DO NOT ACCEPT ANY MESSAGES FROM ME UNTIL I CLEAR THIS UP!!!

    ok you've been warned. Sorry if my mysterious other self messages you in the mean time...ignore him. I already sent steam a support ticket so hopefully we can sort this out quickly.
    :mad:
     
  2. The Political Gamer

    aa The Political Gamer

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    :confused: Really, I do not get how people can be so stupid to fall for that kinda stuff.
     
  3. Kronixx

    Kronixx L5: Dapper Member

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    fall for what? I havn't let anyone on my account in over a year...so it's not one of my friends. And the only URL's i've clicked on were of pictures from my personal friends and people in the Tf2maps.net chat room
     
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  4. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    Please say you didn't..

    [​IMG]

    Anywho, i hope you get your account back soon!
     
  5. Kronixx

    Kronixx L5: Dapper Member

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    was jake the culprit? That's probably it...guess i'm the idiot this time XD

    oh well, shit happens. I think i did click that and actually needed to check something on the steam site anyways so i guess this was my bad hehe. What can they do with hijacked accounts other than take more accounts?
     
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  6. The Political Gamer

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  7. Kronixx

    Kronixx L5: Dapper Member

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    agree, guess i'll need to start reading them links

    BAD JAKE!
     
  8. automatedmonkey

    automatedmonkey L1: Registered

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    This happened to me recently. I got a chat request from a person who was in a small group of friends through steam. Same deal too. Win games from something or another.

    Through it all I found that Steam had some of the best online support I've ever dealt with. I emailed them with emails showing proof of purchase of games through steam, and had my acccount returned back to me in less then 24 hours.

    Don't worry my friends gave me a lot of ribbing over this considering I've been an online gamer for years, and never did anything that stupid. I guess I had a blonde moment.

    Good luck getting your account back.
     
  9. Kronixx

    Kronixx L5: Dapper Member

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    heh yeah i just read "steampowered" in the url which reminded me "oh yeah i gotta check that thing on the site" and just jumped on over, didnt consider reading the rest of the jargon on the url. Whatev ^_^ call me idiot, we all gotta make mistakes.

    Ah the power of human assumption! Tis a mighty thing
     
  10. Nineaxis

    aa Nineaxis Quack Doctor

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    Why isn't that line about me blurred? And what should I do?
     
  11. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    My account got hacked once. Surprisingly. Don't know how it happened. No one goes on my account and i never click links i don't trust/look conspicuous. Infact this was way before i used Steam for any sort of networking.

    Just one day found i couldn't access my account. Although it was kinda odd that after ticketing steam about it i got an email telling me to send them a scan of a CD-key of one of my games, i sent one back saying it'll be a while, i needed to get them from the attic of my old house. Listed a few games on my list that the CD-kays would be from and the next thing i know i get an email back saying my new password and to change it again. So that was a little too easy but.. meh.
     
  12. Sel

    Sel Banned

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    Oh jesus christ [​IMG]
     
  13. Kronixx

    Kronixx L5: Dapper Member

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    haha, oh but i did. Let this be a lesson to others who don't read URL's because you think your safe
    :D

    i'm bored without steam...ugh i can't find anything to do. I'm not even mad about it, just annoying that i can't open anything even offline (complete crap btw)
     
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  14. Kronixx

    Kronixx L5: Dapper Member

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    got my account back this morning, all clear
    :laugh:
     
  15. automatedmonkey

    automatedmonkey L1: Registered

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    Steam has great customer support. Best out there. Beats EA support by a couple of light years.
     
  16. Shaar

    Shaar L3: Junior Member<BR>toboruin

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    I had a wave of this in a former clan I used to admin.

    As a result of this, I ended up just not trusting any steam links. especally if its in referance to free games.