77,000 Steam Gaming Accounts Are Hijacked Each Month

Gaming vendor Valve is admitting that it has a problem with account theft in its Steam gaming community and is now taking steps to protect users. Whether or not the new user protections put in place by Valve are enough to protect Steam remains to be seen.

“We see around 77,000 accounts hijacked and pillaged each month,” Valve stated in post explaining its new security efforts. “Users can be targeted randomly as part of a larger group or even individually. Hackers can wait months for a payoff, all the while relentlessly attempting to gain access. It’s a losing battle to protect your items against someone who steals them for a living.”