Update and Correction: Valve not hacked

In another post on this site, we cited statements by SLC Security that Valve had allegedly been owned. SLC has since corrected their post with the following statement:

FRAUD ALERT: Domain’s (sic) posing as Valve Corp (Russian)

We were contacted by the hosting provider Akamai and advised that the domain in the capture below is actually an imposter out of Russia. Upon researching the information provided the registration information of the associated record below does not match other legitimate Akamai domain registrations so we have taken the following actions to correct this bulletin.

1. Removed the Akamai netblock from our temporary block list
2. Blocked all associated domains related to the fraudulant actors
3. Provided an update on the VD blog

We are glad that we were contacted as this helps us in keeping our information accurate. If you reach out to us as Akamai did we will work with you to confirm, verify or remove information that is in error.

Thank You for assisting us Akamai

Before ever posting SLC’s original claims, DataBreaches.net had reached out to Valve Software to ask them to respond to the allegations. They never responded prior to the original publication nor since then. In any event, DataBreaches.net notes that while we reported the allegations, we noted that they were (just) allegations and did not report them as confirmed. We are happy to set the record straight when we get additional or updated information.

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