... And this is why one day, years from now, Jesse "Super Swede" Gmitro will retreat to the outskirts of civilization. Living in a makeshift shack in the unforgiving Midwestern tundra, I will reject this
precursor to the New World Order's plan to install credit chit implants in our children's palms "e-commerce" business in favor of a simpler existence: surviving off the land, enjoying the beauty of the Good Lord's creation, and of course, penning my manifesto on dried animal skins, which will then be screamed of over the shortwave radio I keep next to my outdoor lavatory/sh**tting hole.
Indeed, both Steam and it's forums have been hacked; as per usual, the stalwart sailors of the good ship Internet cannot help but feel the slightest tinge of worry that this time, unlike more recent attacks, bandits may have made off with some handsome loot. As is standard fare, Valve recommends that you change your password and monitor your credit card statements for any suspicious transactions. Thus far there have been no reports of credit card theft - though as one would expect, such data is encrypted - but as this is hot off the wire, Valve's Gabe Newell stresses in his statement that the company is "still investigating." While forum users will be required to change their passwords at their next login, Steam users will not. The forum will be down for the time being, though the statement says that the folks at Valve "will reopen the forums as soon as we can."
There's really nothing to be said about this latest breach, on account of the fact that no details are available, and frankly, this whole "hacking things" phenomenon is getting old. So instead of going on a tirade about hackers or any such bother, I'll simply roll my eyes, mutter a curmudgeonly "Oh for Christ's sake," and carry on - and as a parting note to any hacker currently in possession of my credit card information: You currently have -$12 at your disposal. Go buy yourself something pretty.
Update: As of Saturday, the forums are back up!