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User Info: Knighted Dragon

Knighted Dragon
4 months ago#21
captsplatter_1 posted...
guidetolife posted...
i am using steam mobile authentication hi-hacking my account should be impossible

Nothing is hackproof.


This. Especially not if OP got a keylogger or rootkit or something
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User Info: mucloud

mucloud
4 months ago#22
guidetolife posted...
i am using steam mobile authentication hi-hacking my account should be impossible

Lol he said impossible......

Silly kid


Nothing is unhackable
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User Info: KillerTruffle

KillerTruffle
4 months ago#23
I've actually read that this sort of thing (loading funds into Steam Wallet) can be used as a technique to hijack Steam accounts - the hacker is able to actually provide proof of their account ownership by showing matching transaction history, and then lock you out of your account.

I've seen other suspicions that this can be a way to either test or "launder" stolen credit cards.

Neither sound great, but if you're already using 2-factor, I suspect the first instance is more likely - they're trying to prep your account for takeover or something.

Apparently, there's some payment system in Russia similar to Paypal that can supposedly "top up" people's Steam wallets using just their Steam account username. I read it online, so it must be true. If it is true though, it may be possible that there's a system in Russia that makes it easier to add/transfer funds into Steam, and that's then used as one step in attempted account hijacking.

Just to be sure, it'd be smart for TC to run full anti-virus checks on every device he has connected to Steam (phone included), then change passwords to all his accounts associated with Steam, including his email, Steam itself, etc.
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