BEWARE of steam hack!
Written by: GAMER1998 - 17:55 Mar-27-2014

 

Hello everyone. This blog is about an incident happened with me today, when my steam account almost got hacked. I am writing this blog to spread awareness among you guys.

It was a normal day like all the days in my life. I was gaming as usual and was about to beat Mr. Freeze in Batman Arkham City, when I randomly got a message from a friend on steam , stating "Hello. My friend wants to trade with you. Add him: (link)". This was really unusual for me, since I NEVER EVER once chatted with this friend since I added him, and suddenly out of nowhere he was referring me to one of his friend for trading. That was weird. I didn't pay any attention to it at first, then I got spammed by him and getting annoyed finally opened that profile.

It seemed like an usual account to me. It had to log in order to add him as a friend; I was too lazy to do so and continued on playing, and probably my laziness saved my account from being hacked. I later found out that it was a way of hacking steam account, when someone on the Facebook posted about it.

Check the screenshot here: screenshot (sorry for the link, couldn't downsize the picture)

As you can notice in the screen, there are misspellings in the link:

steamcommunity is written as steancommurity 

If you've received messages like this, DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK (isn't that obvious though ? lol). It will redirect you to a phishing site looking exactly like steam site. You'll be asked for a SSFN file when you try to login on this site, and this SSFN file can BYPASS YOUR STEAMGUARD.

If, unfortunately, you have opened the link and logged in through it. You can do the following:

1. Change your Email, password and security question immediately.

2. Remove authorization of all other PCs from steam.

3. Log out from steam; delete SSFN file from your steam directory; re-log in to steam.

Please avoid all the of these kinds if you're getting any, and block the persons from whom you are getting these. That's about it guys. Stay on alert and have a nice day!

G1998 (a.k.a Banana)

 

 

 

 

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08:45 Mar-28-2014

Thanks for sharing buddy. Its this sort of stuff that makes our community great. Go forth everyone and compile your findings to help GD visitors get stronger and become more protected. F

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09:58 Mar-28-2014

Thanks!
At least I found a nice topic for writing a blog lol.

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07:44 Mar-28-2014

btw for that URL:
Domain Name: STEANCOMMURITY.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1851239432_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.r01.ru
Registrar URL: http://www.r01.ru
Updated Date: 2014-03-20T15:01:32+04:00
Creation Date: 2014-03-20T14:58:44+04:00
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2015-03-20T14:58:44+04:00
Registrar: CJSC REGISTRAR R01
Registrar IANA ID: 1426
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Registrant Name: Alantev Stepan Andreevich
Registrant Organization: N/A
Registrant Street: moskva yl pobedi d 7
Registrant City: moskva
Registrant State/Province: moskovskaya
Registrant Postal Code: 123457
Registrant Country: RU
Registrant Phone: +7.7018962304
Registrant Email: k6erkr.kerke@yandex.ru
Admin Name: Alantev Stepan Andreevich
Admin Organization: N/A
Admin Street: moskva yl pobedi d 7
Admin City: moskva
Admin State/Province: moskovskaya
Admin Postal Code: 123457
Admin Country: RU
Admin Phone: +7.7018962304
Admin Email: k6erkr.kerke@yandex.ru
Tech Name: Alantev Stepan Andreevich
Tech Organization: N/A
Tech Street: moskva yl pobedi d 7
Tech City: moskva
Tech State/Province: moskovskaya
Tech Postal Code: 123457
Tech Country: RU
Tech Phone: +7.7018962304
Tech Email: k6erkr.kerke@yandex.ru
Name Server: ns1.r01.ru
Name Server: ns2.r01.ru
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07:45 Mar-28-2014

and don't ask me how I was possible to obtain all the info ;))

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07:46 Mar-28-2014

I was about to lol

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07:46 Mar-28-2014

Ah, russians.

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16:14 Mar-28-2014

damn hackers! (i mean Tazz) :D

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18:42 Mar-28-2014

tazz works in illuminati's group

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20:08 Mar-28-2014

H0rs plzz, illuminati is just a small bunch of folks under my command ×Đ

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07:31 Mar-28-2014

nice, luckily I don't use Steam :P

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07:41 Mar-28-2014

Good for you :P

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06:08 Mar-28-2014

Actually, this is a known hacking method - notice sent you a link to "steaNcommuRity..." with an N and an R. People create their own sites that look like popular and known sites - all it takes is one misclick or wrongly read site name to enter an account stealing site.
Yes, I know you wrote "steamcommunity is written as steancommurity " :P

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07:37 Mar-28-2014

Yeah. This is called phishing I guess. :P

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06:00 Mar-28-2014

Thanks for the info! :D
Oh, wait I went to Steancommurity, and this is what I found. Maybe they only activate the site, when they hack someones account :|

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07:38 Mar-28-2014

Most probably. I would prefer to stay away from that :P

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04:53 Mar-28-2014

Thanks for sharing, told most of my steam friends.

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02:17 Mar-28-2014

Thanks for sharing bro! :)

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20:44 Mar-27-2014

Shouldn't someone give a heads-up to steam to get this taken care of?

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20:50 Mar-27-2014

On doing some googling I found out it's already on the steam forums.
Oh boi I'm getting scared, I clicked and opened the damn link!

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19:21 Mar-27-2014

What is dat Banana..?? o_O

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20:07 Mar-27-2014

Acid Banana, my steam id lol

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18:15 Mar-27-2014

copies rayhaan pirani's post
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18:16 Mar-27-2014

no copy-paste though

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18:19 Mar-27-2014
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18:22 Mar-27-2014

aww come on i just forwarded the preventive measures :P

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18:32 Mar-27-2014

implying


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18:35 Mar-27-2014

okay


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07:49 Mar-28-2014

I see no copy/paste evidence there. As far as I can tell, our kind friend GAMER found this info and went to the effort of relaying it to us, along with his personal experience, in his own words.
You're making a bit of a deal out of nothing...

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07:51 Mar-28-2014

Gamer: 1
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Haha!

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18:43 Mar-28-2014

well played

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18:10 Mar-27-2014

You're welcome everyone :)

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18:09 Mar-27-2014

shame nothing is sacred these days. thanks for warning :)

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18:08 Mar-27-2014

Thanks for the heads up

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18:04 Mar-27-2014

Thanks for sharing buddy!

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18:00 Mar-27-2014

Damn :O

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