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Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Cybersecurity and cybercrime

Hackers swiped Steam transaction data, Valve says: Page 2 of 2

The investigation into the intrusion is ongoing, but authorities might already have a suspect in custody.
 
During a recent conference call between the FBI and the U.K. Metropolitan Police, law enforcement officials discussed the case of a 15-year-old hacker known online as TehWongZ, who got arrested before Christmas.
 
U.K. Metropolitan Police officials said that TehWongZ took credit for breaking into Steam in a written statement that listed his hacking achievements. The hacker allegedly said that he downloaded 32,000 Steam usernames, passwords and credit card details.
 
A recording of the official conference call was leaked onto the Internet on Feb. 3 by members of the Anonymous hacktivist collective. The FBI has since confirmed its authenticity.