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keyboard warriors unite against steam hackers

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by dalex, 19 Feb 2010.

  1. dalex

    Hitman

    Joined: 14 Jan 2005

    Posts: 810

    Location: gatesheed(gods country)

    some ****** stole my 10 year olds steam account with a steam lookalike link and being 10 he fell for it
    is there any way of stopping him,i have web address he used to host page,his steam name and he is an admin on a CSS server or the account belonging to him
    is
    any help or devious ways of making him pay would be greatly appreciated

    thanks
    dave
    :(:(:(:(
     
    Last edited: 19 Feb 2010
  2. Alex74

    Mobster

    Joined: 7 May 2009

    Posts: 3,541

    Location: London

    contact steam, make sure you have receipts/product codes for your son's games and you might be able to rescue the account before the person can do too much damage. Also you can report the person and the fake URL at the same time..

    Good luck mate, hope you get the account back ok :(
     
  3. Viper²

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 3 Apr 2007

    Posts: 9,979

    What a disaster!

    If I had a 10 year old, I wouldn't let him add any friends. Just me though.
     
  4. PapaLazaru

    Capodecina

    Joined: 23 Dec 2009

    Posts: 17,900

    Location: RG8

    Why does your 10 year old need a Steam account?
     
  5. Redman

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Mar 2006

    Posts: 2,056

    Location: Lost in the Midlands

    To play games using steam maybe? Pft.
     
  6. dalex

    Hitman

    Joined: 14 Jan 2005

    Posts: 810

    Location: gatesheed(gods country)

    wasnt from his friends list ,it sounds like he pasted a link in the chat facility for my young un to click on
    cheeky barsteward even sent me the message through friends
    steam contacted awaiting reply so I can supply proof
    thinking about it my credit card is on that account,my email .......
    bit scarey that
    revenge would be sweet ,how do I crash a CSS server

    lol
    Dave
    :mad::mad::mad::mad:
     
  7. Aedus

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 16 Aug 2009

    Posts: 8,575

    Location: Luton, England

    Email steam about changing his password back, include a picture of a CD-key on the back of a booklet of a game (MW2 for example) which he has on his steam account and with the account name written on a bit of paper next to it.
     
  8. Tefal

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 30 Jun 2007

    Posts: 66,719

    Location: Wales

    on his steam page there is a link in the top right saying report this user.

    click that then once you've sent the report it is very very important you follow the instructions on the screen following :)


    Also don;t forget to quickly get a support ticket into steam to get the account back for your son :)


    Also verify your steam account with your email address there is a link the settings option this means that if something like this happens again the phisher cannot change the password on your steam account adn you can simply change the PW and he can't do anything about it:)
     
  9. Tefal

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 30 Jun 2007

    Posts: 66,719

    Location: Wales

    odds are it's not his account they spam these links out (through grop chats mainly) then everyone who falls for it's account is used to send the link out to all their friends that's why so many people fall for them because it comes form someone they know.



    In future remind him that whenever you click a link in a steam chat window that is not to steams secure pages. it will pop up saying

    "this is not a steam site and may be a phishing attempt so NOT enter your details"
     
  10. dalex

    Hitman

    Joined: 14 Jan 2005

    Posts: 810

    Location: gatesheed(gods country)

    all done ,just awaiting steam responding
    would just like to have a bit of fun getting back at the ****** so any ideas would be great

    Dave
    :(:(:(:(
     
  11. sjcf1

    Hitman

    Joined: 19 Aug 2009

    Posts: 972

    Location: West Yorkshire/Birmingham

    Google how to crash a CSS server and links will appear.

    In all seriousness though, sleep on it, you may regret doing it.
     
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  12. Tefal

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 30 Jun 2007

    Posts: 66,719

    Location: Wales

    great.

    post a link to a site full of hacks for steam games and people selling accounts stolen in just the way the ops child lost theirs :rolleyes:
     
  13. sjcf1

    Hitman

    Joined: 19 Aug 2009

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    Location: West Yorkshire/Birmingham

    Edited post to remove link.
     
  14. dalex

    Hitman

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    Location: gatesheed(gods country)

    i will sleep on it as his may be a hacked account also
    still bloody annoying though

    Dave
    :eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
  15. Tefal

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 30 Jun 2007

    Posts: 66,719

    Location: Wales



    If you do crasha css server all you will do is

    a)be a dick.

    B)annoy 10-30 people who just want to play thier game.
     
  16. Biohazard

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 29 Aug 2003

    Posts: 31,334

    everyones a dick though s o what does it matteR?

    i'll crash you! :p

    sorry to hear about that OP! :(
     
  17. Evilsod

    Capodecina

    Joined: 22 Nov 2009

    Posts: 11,464

    Location: London

    Ah well, hopefully you'll get it back soon and there won't be any problems.

    Just sit him down and have a father son talk about sex... i mean internet security (is that really what its come to these days :D)
     
  18. SiriusB

    Capodecina

    Joined: 16 Dec 2005

    Posts: 14,448

    Location: Manchester

    Ban your son from the Internets for a week too. If you let them run amok by themselves you should teach them to NEEEEVVEERRRR give their password to anyone. Not a soul. Not even if ninjas threaten to chop of your head. Never!
     
  19. dalex

    Hitman

    Joined: 14 Jan 2005

    Posts: 810

    Location: gatesheed(gods country)

    aye we have had a chat ,he is upset because of his games being stolen and has learned a valuable lesson from it

    still its a right pain in the ass
    Dave
    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  20. MikeHunt79

    Capodecina

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    do a whois on the page, you may get his address, then release the hounds! :D