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Steam “Up And Running” After Logging Users Into Other Accounts

Users reported being able to access other accounts, some displaying in other languages.

Last updated on December 25, 2015, at 10:09 p.m. ET

Posted on December 25, 2015, at 10:09 p.m. ET

Steam, a popular online gaming market, was up and running "without any issues" Friday, after users reported being able to see other people’s account information when they logged on.

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Doug Lombardi, a spokesperson for Valve, the creators of Steam, told BuzzFeed News in a statement that the platform was back to normal.

"Steam is back up and running without any known issues," Lombardi said. "As a result of a configuration change earlier today, a caching issue allowed some users to randomly see pages generated for other users for a period of less than an hour. This issue has since been resolved. We believe no unauthorized actions were allowed on accounts beyond the viewing of cached page information and no additional action is required by users."

Users had taken to Reddit and Twitter reported being able to see other people's information before the online store appeared to temporarily go down.

Thought my new steam acc got hacked again since my steam was on russian GOD NO

Hmm @steam_games @Steam_Support you really need to take Steam offline - looks hacked, random language, random user showing logged in!


For my gamer followers, Steam's having account security issues; don't log on today!

Steam broke and fixed itself all while I was out at my aunt's. Its like when ur kid throws a wild party but cleans it up before you get home