Valve head honcho Gabe Newell sent out a message to all Steam users to give an update on the Steam forum hacks that it first revealed in November. It's not great news: Newell says that the hackers most likely got hold of an encrypted backup file containing names, email addressses, billing addresses, and credit card numbers from 2004 to 2008. That sounds bad, alright, but there's some reassurance: because the information was encrypted, the hackers may never be able to access it at all. Also, Steam passwords were not compromised. Newell encourages Steam users to keep a close eye on credit card statements and to keep Steam Guard enabled -- generally good advice regardless of whether you've heard about a hack lately. Also, how about we all take a momement today to change some passwords on our sensitive accounts, just to be safe? Read Newell's full message below. Source At least their keeping us informed Personally I chose to not keep info stored on Steam and use Steam Guard.