Well was playing Steam games last night, woke up this AM and it’s been stolen. Tried to reset password, said my e0mail that I’ve used for over 10 years didn’t exist. So I went through a series of web site loops to try and reset, no luck. Then I sent in a form e-mail to restore/regain my account. It told me my e-mail needed to be verified before it would send, input the code they sent. It never came. Repeat.
Definitely stolen a friend told me I bought a new game and was playing it this AM. I didn’t.
So now I’m trying to actually contact someone from Steam, anyone. e-mails not working, not answering facebook and twitter messages/post. Can’t find a phone number, got to be a corporate number somewhere. Hell I call Gab himself. lol
Well almost a week now with no response from Steam… but today, I will either ■■■■ off a bunch of people or finally get help.
I found the employee list at Valve… hate to be that kind of person but I copy/paste my story email to every single employee begging one to help me, even the man himself gabe. lol… 25 emails sent today. 5 voice mails left. lol
A interesting turn of events… I’m having a email conversation with my hacker, lol…
Hi, I stole your Steam account.
I can give it to you for a symbolic $ 40.
If you are interested, please reply to this letter
■■■■ You… and I even like your country.
I don’t give into terrorist, not even online ones… I kill them.
Have you bought more than $ 10K worth of games and can’t pay the $ 40 ransom?
I respect your profession, but you can also respect my work XD.
If you change your mind, please reply to the message.
(He actually respects my career, and wants me to respect his outlaw life, lol)
Oh I was going to post a $100 reward for anyone who could get my account back, but there’s no way in hell I would pay a hacker 1 penny. You people are scum of the earth, what I would like to do if I could ever get my hands on you.
That said… I am impressed that your able to do this. I mean I have all these protections. I’d like to know how and why you do it, it’s not like you get my credit card info, or money from me, just my old online games. I’m just curios on why you do this. Instead of using your skill to make this world better.
oh well… and I really like Russia… great country. Hate hackers thou. all of them.
lol, hope he replies and explains himself… I’m really curious on why people do this.
using your skill to make this world better ?
And how can people like me do this when the average salary in my country is $ 500 a month. First I need to get food and an apartment, and then try to change the world.
Everyone survives as best they can, and you would not think of some great goal if you had nothing to EAT.
By the way, the $ 40 offer is still valid))
True to a point… I would do anything to feed and care for my family. But only as a last resort would I steal from others.
If you can afford a computer to hack all these accounts… maybe your priorities are wrong. There is no excuse for what your doing.
and like I said, I was willing to pay 100 bucks for someone to help recover my account… you could do that for a living instead of stealing them.
You’ll get nothing from me. But you can do the right thing, and reset the email to the account to what you changed, and send me the password and I will recover it. or not.
I’m with you not to pay extortionist, but also interested in how he got access to your account, from you, or has Steam had a breach? I’m assuming that you had 2FA enabled. Do you think that he has access to your gaming rig or did some sort of man in the middle attack? Hacked your phone’s SIM card? I would probably have done a foundational rebuild by now.