Valve have just informed us that Steam's database has been compromised.
An IM is being sent out to all Steam users. Here are the details straight from Gabe:
Valve are investigating the situation. They mention that there's been no evidence of illegal credit card activity as yet, and that it's probably a good idea to change both your Steam passwords. To do that, access Settings from the Steam menu within the client.
Newell signs off his IM with sincerity: "I am truly sorry this happened, and I apologize for the inconvenience."
Steam joins a long list of high profile targets who have recently been targeted by hackers. Sony , Codemasters and Bioware have all taken the hit. Valve recently announced Steam Guard , designed to increase account security; Gabe even gave out his password to show off its true power. That makes us extra sad.
Click through for the IM in full.(opens in new tab)